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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In the News


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden hosts a roundtable at OSU on boosting the agriculture industry on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, in Corvallis. Photo: Hans Boyle, Gazette-Times

Wyden visits OSU to talk grapes, soy sauce, salsa and coffee

It's all part of the senator's "Oregon Bounty" tour exploring innovative ways to boost Oregon's food and beverage industry through conversations...

OWRI Team Works with Industry and Regulators to Prevent Vine Mealybug Spread

Dr. Vaughn Walton joins OPB “Think Out Loud®” to describe the situation faced by Oregon wine grape growers now that the vine mealybug was found...

OSU Graduate, Jarod Sleet, Featured in Wine Spectator

Jarod Sleet graduated with a BS in Viticulture and Enology from Oregon State University in 2013. Learn more about his wine industry career path...