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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. James Sterns, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University The 2018 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report, published collaboratively by the information technology company SOVOS and the trade publication Wines & Vines, has just been released and an overriding message within it is clear – Direct to Consumer (DtC) sales are growing… Continue reading
Dr. Jay W. Pscheidt, Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, OSU Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology Dr. Patty Skinkis, Associate Professor, Viticulture Extension Specialist, OSU Dept. of Horticulture As we get into fall with a little rain, we wanted to highlight the potential for various bunch rots. These bunch rots are weather-, disease- and… Continue reading
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Associate Professor, OSU Dr. R. Paul Schreiner, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS Vraison marks the start of fruit ripening in the vineyard, and it is one of the two main time points to consider evaluating vine nutrient status. Sampling petioles at bloom was the long-time standard recommendation for measuring… Continue reading
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Dr. Laurent Deluc, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, OSU Oregon Wine Research Institute As part of the research project studying the role of the regulatory protein Auxin-Response Factor 4, namely ARF4, on the ripening initiation of grape berries, our group has lately invested time and research efforts in promoting the microvine system at OSU, which… Continue reading
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James Osborne, Enology Extension Specialist, OSU, Oregon Wine Research Institute The impact of Grapevine red blotch associated virus (GRBaV, commonly referred to as red blotch) on wine quality is largely unknown, with most of the information available focused on fruit composition. A recent study on how GRBaV interferes with grape ripening at the molecular level… Continue reading