David Scurlock has played a critical role in the growth of and success in Ohio’s grape and wine grape industries. Mentored by Dr. Garth Cahoon, David joined Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster in 1980; an era devoted to cultivation of traditional native grapes, most of which were used for juice and the remainder fermented into regionally popular wines. Over the years he has helped both new and veteran growers across the state produce world class wine by helping them transform their acreage into hybrid and vinifera vines. He has worked directly with a countless number of growers to establish new vines and has monitored their growth.
Ohio Wine Hall of Fame, Wooster