Alec Levin

Associate Professor
alexander.levin [at]

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center 569 Hanley Rd

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
  • Wine grape research

Current Research Program: Member of the core faculty of the Oregon Wine Research Institute. The following video summarizes current OWRI research activities:

Alex Levin, Viticulturist


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Southern Oregon Exp Sta
I accept graduate students for Horticulture
I can serve on graduate committees
Experiment Station
Beyond OSU


I am a viticulturist at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) and associate professor in the Department of Horticulture. I am also a core faculty member of the Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI), and serve as the chair of the Grape Genetics, Physiology and Management working group in the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). 

Since 2016, I have been leading the Southern Oregon viticulture research and extension program at SOREC, located in the heart of the Rogue Valley, near Medford, Ore. I conduct applied viticultural research focused in the fields of grapevine water relations, ecophysiology, and vineyard irrigation management. My ultimate research goals are to develop sustainable vineyard management practices tailored to production goals. Prior to OSU, I completed my Ph.D. in Horticulture and Agronomy at UC-Davis investigating physiological differences in drought responses among 17 red wine grape cultivars. 


In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not. ~Benjamin Brewster

Professional Accomplishments
Professional Affiliations: 

International Society for Horticultural Science (2017 - Present)

American Society of Enology and Viticulture (2015 - Present)

American Society for Horticultural Science (2015 - Present)


(2016 - Present) Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

(2012 - 2016) Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Davis, CA

(2010 - 2012) Server/Assistant Sommelier, The Chop House and La Dolce Vita, Ann Arbor, MI

(2010) Winery Harvest Intern, O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery, Angwin, CA

(2008 - 2010) Hospitality Specialist II, Beringer Vineyards, St. Helena, CA

(2008) Winery Harvest Intern, Boeschen Vineyards, St. Helena, CA


Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2016.

Major: Horticulture and Agronomy


B.A., University of Michigan, Dearborn, 2008.

Major: Psychology

My Publications
Outreach and Extension