Published in Good Fruit Grower
By Melissa Hansen, Washington State Wine Commission
November 6, 2017
Washington’s viticulture and enology research program is industry driven and supported. Input from a widely distributed industry survey helps to develop research program priorities, keeping research relevant to industry needs.
Through grower and winery assessments collected by the statewide Wine Commission, the industry directly supports research and makes funding decisions.
But there’s room for more grower and winery involvement so that all understand its role and value and how to apply research outcomes.
That’s why, for the first time, Washington wine grape growers and wineries attending the annual Research Review, scheduled for Jan. 18-19 at the Clore Center in Prosser, Washington, will be asked to provide input and rank presented projects.
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