Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) has become the signature research event for Washington's wine industry. Co-sponsored by the Wine Commission and Washington State University, the annual research seminars and webinars are designed to bring viticulture and enology research results into the hands of users and raise awareness of the value of research amongst grape growers and winemakers.

WAVE follows an all-day format to highlight both viticulture and enology research. WAVEx is a condensed version, but with more practical application. WAVEx allows the Wine Commission and WSU to tailor research programming for specific wine regions. WAVEx has visited the following regions: Prosser, Richland, Walla Walla, Lake Chelan, Columbia Gorge and Woodinville.

Upcoming 2021 WAVEx Webinars

July 14, 3 - 4 p.m. - Working with High pH Wines, Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, WSU  Register for the webinar here.

August 5, 3 - 4 p.m. - What's in Your Brett Management Toolbox?, Dr. Charles Edwards, WSU  Register for the webinar here.

Past Webinar Recordings

May 27 - Innovative Strategies for Powdery Mildew - Dr. Michelle Moyer, WSU and Dr. David Gadoury, Cornell University discuss new UV light technology and its application to manage powdery mildew and fungicide resistance. Watch the recording here.

April 8  - Crop Estimation Smartphone App - Dr. Manoj Karkee, WSU, will share his progress in developing a smartphone app for growers to use to estimate crop. Watch the webinar recording here.

March 4 - Managing Grape Leaffolders in Washington, Dr. David James, WSU. Watch the webinar recording here.

January 20 - Does Mechanization Pencil out for You?, Dr. Clark Seavert, Oregon State University.   Watch the webinar recording here.


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Archived WAVE presentations

Please reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Program Director, at with questions.


Viticulture and enology research in Washington State is driven by research priorities set annually by the Washington Research Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Washington State Wine Commission. The annual research survey will open in January 2021. We look forward to learning research topics important to you!