Viticulture and enology research have long been a cornerstone of the Washington wine industry. In recent years, the state has seriously ramped up its research commitment to help build a state-of-the-art Wine Science Center at Washington State University, develop a strategic vision and plan, and dedicate significant funds to support important research projects.

A strategic research plan, developed with broad industry input, provided the roadmap to accomplish the foundational phase of the industry’s research vision and goal. The initial strategic plan guided the industry’s work to achieve the following milestones:

  • Establish program structure and process.
  • Secure sustainable research funding.
  • Expand the reach of industry-supported research.
  • Increase research communications and stakeholder involvement.

The plan was recently updated—the Strategic Research Plan for the Washington Wine Industry FY 20-23—to build on the research program’s foundation with new milestone markers.

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