Jeff Wheeler

Jeff Wheeler

Jeff Wheeler

Jeff Wheeler

Senior Extension Specialist, Horticulture


Last Revised: Nov 15th, 2022

Professional Biography

Dr. Wheeler is our resident winemaker and teaches introductory classes for viticulture and winemaking. He works closely with industry as an extension specialist and brings a wealth of knowledge to every class. 

Course Instruction

HRT 337: Introduction to Enology (3)
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of procedures used to produce commercial wines in Kentucky. Topics to be discussed include: the impact of vineyard management practices on wine quality, chemical constituents of wine grapes, production procedures specific to various wine styles using both small and large scale equipment, and economics of wine production. Lecture, three hours per week.
HRT 336: Introduction to Viticulture (3)
Course Description: This class is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the commercial grape and wine industry. Topics to be discussed include: history of grape production, basic grapevine physiology and anatomy, vineyard design and establishment, important pathogens of grapevines, and economics of grape production.

Contact Information

309 Plant Science Building Lexington, KY 40546

+1 (859) 257-8654