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 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: Walla Walla, Lake Chelan, Columbia Gorge and Woodinville.
WAVE DATES for 2020
April 1 - WAVE Webinar 2020
Registration closes March 29, 2020.
Register here for WAVE Webinar.
2:00 – 2:10 PM
Welcome - Melissa Hansen, Wine Commission Research Program Director
Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, Director WSU Viticulture & Enology Program
2:10 – 2:20 PM
Research Investment by the Auction of Washington Wines
Jamie Peha, Executive Director, Auction of Washington Wines
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
Vine Water Use by Variety and a Changing Climate
Dr. Markus Keller, WSU Viticulture Professor
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Smoke Exposure Research: Bucket Ferments, Vineyard Protection
Dr. Tom Collins, WSU Wine Chemist
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Sustainability Programs for WA Vineyards and Wineries
Katlyn Straub, Washington Wine Industry Foundation
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Evaluation of Freeze Exposure to Wine Grapes
Dr. Jim Harbertson, WSU Associate Profess of Enology
3:55 PM - 4:25 PM
Nematodes and Rootstocks
Dr. Michelle Moyer, WSU Associate Professor, Extension Viticulturist
Virtual Wine Social
Enjoy a glass of Washington wine in your own setting!
July 9: WAVEx- Woodinville, Chateau Ste. Michelle Theater
Archived WAVE presentations
Please reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Program Director, at email@example.com with questions.