Viticulture and Enology: the Science and Business of Wine at WSU

News and Updates

New Study Shows Growing Economic Impact for Washington State’s Wine Industry

SEATTLE, Wash. – Wine sales and production in Washington State are growing, reports a new study released today by Washington State Wine. The study details the economic and fiscal impacts of wine and wine grapes in Washington State and measures the effect of jobs, labor income and business revenues directly supported by wine and related activities such as tourism. The total economic impact of the Washington State wine industry was $4.8 billion in 2013, up from $3.5 billion in 2009.

Taste wines made by WA enology students during September at the Clore Center

PROSSER, Wash. – Each month the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center sources and features wine around a specific theme. For the month of September, the tasting room will focus on “Back to School” wines, made by students in the viticulture and enology programs at Washington State University, Yakima Valley Community College, Walla Walla Community College and South Seattle Community College.

WECO donates optical wine grape sorter for research

WOODLAND, Calif. – WECO Sorting and Automation Solutions has donated a state-of-the-art optical wine grape sorter worth $71,500 to the new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center at the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, Wash. Researchers and students at the new $23-million center will use the sorter; it also will be used at collaborating wineries to evaluate its applications.

Students, grapes converge at WSU Wine Science Center

RICHLAND, Wash. – With classes underway, students and researchers have begun processing grapes for experiments on fruit maturity and irrigation at Washington State University’s new wine center. Nine courses started Monday in the $23-million Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center located on the Tri-Cities campus. Students are studying winemaking, grape growing and other horticultural subjects.

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