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, Associate Professor and Viticulture Extension Specialist, OSU I received a number of reports of vole damage in vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley this season. Evidence of their presence became visible in August with feeding damage to trunks (Figure 1) and within the canopy, including damage to shoots and rachises of grape clusters… Continue reading
Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist, USDA- ARS In 2015, we found widespread Strobilurin (QoI) resistance in Oregon, and subsequently in California and Washington when we surveyed viticulture regions in those states, it probably seemed like the sky might be falling. Then when we showed that greater than 70% of the QoI resistant population was… Continue reading
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Dr. R. Paul Schreiner, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS Renewed interest in vineyard soil health driven in part by advances in microbiome research provides a rationale for reviewing what we know about the foremost component of the root microbiome in grapevines, the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). While other soil bacteria and fungi play important roles in… Continue reading
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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