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.

2021 Webinar Schedule 

January 20, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Does Mechanization Pencil out for You?, Dr. Clark Seavert, Oregon State University, will show growers how to use the free, online Ag Biz Logic program to learn how mechanization can impact profitability. Growers are encouraged to open a free account on the AgBiz Logic website prior to the webinar to set up their vineyard profitability budget.     Watch the webinar recording here.

March 4, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Managing Grape Leaffolders in Washington, Dr. David James, WSU, will share what he's learned about a new grape leaffolding species in Washington vineyards, potential risk and management strategies.    Watch the webinar recording here.

April 8, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Crop Estimation Smartphone App - Dr. Manoj Karkee, WSU, will share his progress in developing a smartphone app for growers to use to estimate crop.  Register here.

July 14, 3 - 4 p.m. - Working with High pH Wines, Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, WSU

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


September 16, 2020  WAVE - Smoke Status in WA Webinar

Click on the link below to watch the webinar recording. The link will be live until November 31, 2020.

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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!