2023 Grape Day


2023 Grape Day

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. PDT
The LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Join us for our annual event highlighting research that impacts Oregon winegrape industries. Members of the Oregon Wine Research Institute will share the latest information from their research projects during a series of presentations and an interactive poster session. This year, we are focusing on Grapevine Red Blotch Disease. This event qualifies for 3 ODA Pesticide recertification credits. 

Registration: $150/person. Advanced registration is required and will include all program related materials and lunch. Registration closes March 28, 2023.

  • OSU Student Discount Code: $15/person. Use the code OGDStudent (case sensitive)

2023 OWRI Grape Day Agenda (PDF)
2023 OWRI Grape Day Flyer (PDF)

Program Schedule

8:30 AM  Registration Check-in and Refreshments
9:00 AM 

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Staci Simonich, Dean and Reub Long Professor, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences 

9:15 AM

Session 1: Clean Plant Materials
Dr. Maher Al Rwahnih, Plant Pathologist, UC Davis and Director, Foundation Plant Services
Dr. Elizabeth Savory, Plant Health Program Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture

10:15 AM  Interactive Poster Session
This session will provide you with the opportunity to interact one-on-one with scientists and students conducting research at the OWRI. Posters will feature research findings that are in-progress for various research projects being conducted across a wide array of topics within viticulture, enology, and economics. 
11:00 AM 

Session 2: Entomology/Pathology
Dr. Vaughn Walton, Professor of Horticultural Entomology, OSU Horticulture
Dr. Achala KC, Plant Pathologist and Assistant Professor, OSU-Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
Rick Hilton, Entomologist and Senior Faculty Research Assistant II, OSU-Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
12:45 PM

Session 3: Viticultural Practices
Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist & Professor, OSU Horticulture
Dr. Alec Levin, Viticulturist and Director, OSU-Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

1:45 PM Break/Poster Session
2:15 PM

Session 4: Enology/Sensory 
Dr. James Osborne, Enology Extension Specialist & Professor, OSU Food Science & Technology
Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, Associate Professor, OSU Food Science & Technology
Dr. Michael Qian, Professor, OSU Food Science & Technology

3:00 PM Adjourn

This program is brought to you by the Oregon Wine Research Institute.


The LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, Oregon
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Questions regarding Grape Day can be addressed to:

James Osborne
(541) 737-6494 or Send Email