About OWRI

The Oregon Wine Research Institute grew from partnership between Oregon State University and the wine industry. Our comprehensive team leads multidisciplinary research that further improves the quality of Oregon grape and wine production. 


This team conducts multidisciplinary research, collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, and disseminates research to the Oregon wine industry and beyond. Our goal is to build on Oregon's reputation for quality wines and enable growers and winemakers to make informed decisions that allow the industry to prosper. 

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In the News


Pinot noir grapes at Oregon State University's Woodhall Vineyard undergoing smoke experiments. Photo: Sean Nealon.

Spray coating for grapes shows promise in battle between wildfire smoke and wine

Oregon State researchers are developing a product that vineyard managers could spray onto their grapes to protect from wildfire smoke before it...

OSU Research Winery

Oregon State University Research Winery Renovations

Exciting things are happening at the Oregon State University Research and Teaching Winery. The winery is undergoing a complete renovation as...

Dr. Patty Skinkis. Photo credit: Lynn Ketchum

Planting For the Future

As growers experiment with new ideas, they rely on Oregon State University’s Extension Service for assistance.