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The Oregon Wine Research Institute grew from a partnership between the Oregon wine industry and Oregon State University. Our comprehensive team of faculty and research associates lead multidisciplinary research that further improves the quality of Oregon grape and wine production.
We conduct multidisciplinary research, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and disseminate our research to the Oregon wine industry. Our goal is to build on Oregon’s reputation of quality in grape and wine production and enable growers and winemakers to make informed decisions.
Research: Conduct and facilitate research that supports the needs of the Oregon wine industry and advances scientific knowledge.
Education: Develop and deliver research-based information and training to expand industry knowledge base.
Collaboration: Work in interdisciplinary teams and optimize resources to address research and outreach needs.
Leadership: Provide research-based direction and applicable findings across the Oregon wine industry.
Respect: Conduct ourselves with mutual respect and collegiality to our fellow researchers and our partners.
To learn more about our research, education, and outreach read our Stakeholder Report.
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor Effective January 2, 2017, all farms, including vineyards, will require that their agricultural workers receive annual training, have easy access to information about all pesticides used on the farm, and receive necessary safety information while working around pesticides. The Worker Protection Standard (WPS), which is administered… Continue reading
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Our latest edition of the OWRI Technical Newsletter contains research updates,the latest Extension resources, and a comprehensive list of publicationsoutlining research conducted by members of the Oregon Wine Research Instituteat Oregon State University. Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist& Associate Professor, OSU opens the newsletter with a research update on theStatewide Crop Load Project. Dr.… Continue reading
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From OSU to the Cellar Floor- Three OSU Grads Take Charge at Alexana Winery Its a sunny Thursday at Alexana winery in Newberg, Oregon. Bryan, Jamie, and Matt gather in the lab to explore new software designed to track blending, lab analysis and winemaking, allowing the team to spend less time on administration and more… Continue reading
Growers in Southern Oregon have observed treehopper damage in vineyards duringthe 2016 growing season. Researchers at OSU would like to know if any grapevines in other regions are displaying similar symptoms. These observations will assist them in determining the current distribution of treehoppers in Oregon vineyards. Symptoms of treehopper feeding include leaf petiole or cane… Continue reading
Dr. James Osborne, Enology Extension Specialist and Associate Professor Harvest is here and in the winery there are many things to prepare for before the fruit starts arriving. One key area to prepare for is yeast and nutrient management. While yeast and nutrient management are always key factors in conducting successful fermentations, extra care is… Continue reading