The Washington State Wine Commission launched a competitive research grant program in 2020 to expand Washington wine industry’s research reach. Short-term, one-year demonstration grants and intermediate grants (1-4 years) are available.

Viticulture and enology research in Washington is also funded through the Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program, a grant program administered by WSU. More information about the WSU grant program, including proposal and reporting templates, can be found here.

Both grant programs utilize the Washington Wine Research Grant Portal for submission of applications.

All new research grant applications must submit a preproposal—for both the Washington Wine Commission and statewide Grape and Wine Research Program—by November 10, 2023. The preproposal application is accessed online in the above grant portal.

Have any questions about Grants? Reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Director at Washington Wine, at