Washington’s wine research program is one of a few in the world funded by all wine grape growers and wineries in the state, guided and driven by industry, and with results accessible to all vintners and wine grape growers. Learn about how our program started, how its funded, and where we’re going.
Our Library Projects deal with a range of vineyard and winery issues, from improving soil health, conserving water and sustainably managing pests to tannin management during winemaking, understanding fruit ripening and keeping wines free of spoilage defects. Explore our Research Library below, which has over 200 reports, overviews, presentations, and…
The Future is Now
Wine Science Center
Built in a sagebrush landscape along the mighty Columbia River in the heart of Washington wine country, the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center is a hub for innovation, education, and collaboration. Building the Future Washington’s wine industry took a major step toward creating a world class…
Far-Reaching Research is Just Getting Started
The Washington Wine industry, five years into its stepped-up investment in research, is well on its way to creating a world-class research program. The results of the industry’s investment in research are detailed in this Five-Year Impact Report. Key highlights include the opening of the WSU Wine Science Center, sustainably funding more than $1 million in research projects since 2017, and the creation of the industry’s own research grant program.
More Research News
Click above to view Dr. Michelle Moyer’s presentation on managing nematodes in maturing vineyards.
Download the presentation above to see Dr. Pete Jacoby speak to direct root-zone (DRZ) micro-irrigation for sustaining vineyards during drought.
Click the link above to see Dr. Harbertson’s presentation on grape ripening and its influence on wine composition, the complexity of fruit…