Senior Principal Scientist

Peter  will be speaking in Session 6. Wine quality and innovation: where to next? Click here to see more.


Dr Peter Cousins is a grape breeder at E. & J. Gallo Winery, Modesto, California.  The grapevine improvement program he leads focuses on the breeding, introduction, and evaluation of proprietary wine grape varieties and selections with enhanced quality. Before joining E. & J. Gallo Winery, Peter was grape rootstock breeder and geneticist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, based at Geneva, New York, for more than 12 years. In that role he conducted grape improvement research and bred and introduced five grape varieties, including rootstocks and genetics research.