About OWRI

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.

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Stakeholder Report

Learn more about OWRI's achievements in our mission to address the needs of Oregon's more than 1,000 vineyards and nearly 700 wineries through research and educational outreach. 

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News & Events

In the News

Alec Levin

Dr. Alexander Levin named director of Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center

Following a comprehensive internal search with extensive stakeholder engagement, Oregon State...


Vineyard harvest a bit light, but quality is good

Vineyard harvests may be a little light in terms of quantity in Southern Oregon this fall, but quality is good. Growers got through a season of...