We’re extremely pleased to report that the first year of the Washington State Wine Commission’s amped up research program has much to show in the way of accomplishments. The strategic plan, developed for the Wine Commission with broad industry involvement, guided us with well-defined goals and objectives. This plan will be the roadmap for our expanded research program for years to come.

The overall focus this first year was to raise industry awareness about viticulture and enology research and its value to growers and winemakers in our thriving business – but we did even more. In addition to editorial outreach, we also engaged industry members, created structure and policies for the Wine Commission’s Research Committee and Wine Research Advisory Committee, fine-tuned the research grant application process and worked to improve relationships with Washington State University and community colleges across the state.

Read more by downloading the Five Year Impact Report above.