The Oregon Wine Research Institute is a collaboration between Oregon State University, the Oregon wine industry and other academic partners. We are dedicated to strengthening research ties and communicating our research efforts dedicated to supporting Oregon grape growing and winemaking.


The OWRI engages in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research and outreach to support the Oregon wine industry.


The OWRI will advance the economic and environmental sustainability of the Oregon wine industry. The institute aims to strengthen financial, intellectual and physical resources of its institutional and research partners. Our research will span from local to international levels.

Core Values

Our core values, listed below, guide how we accomplish our mission.

RESEARCH:  We conduct research that supports the needs of the Oregon wine industry and advances scientific knowledge.

EDUCATION: We develop and deliver research-based information and training.

COLLABORATION:  We develop interdisciplinary teams and optimize resources to address research and outreach needs. 

LEADERSHIP:  We provide research-based direction to the Oregon wine industry.

RESPECT:  We conduct ourselves with mutual respect and collegiality.