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

News and Updates

Governor lauds partnership, looks to economic growth as construction starts on Wine Science Center

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Cougar flags blowing majestically in the breeze were ideal for the site of the Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities, noted Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

The following Viticulture & Enology students were awarded degrees in Spring and Summer 2013.

Atypical Aging in White Wine

By Thomas Henick-Kling, Director, WSU Viticulture & Enology Program Reprinted from Fall 2012 Viticulture & Enology Extension News While we all welcomed summer after a cool and rainy spring, it unfortunately came with extended periods of heat and dry conditions during a critical period of fruit development: immediately before and after véraison. From work carried […]

A Note on Smoke Taint

By  Jim Harbertson, Thomas Henick-Kling, Markus Keller and Michelle Moyer Reprinted from the Fall 2012 Viticulture and Enology Extension Newsletter Wide-spread fires in eastern Washington have filled the valleys with a lingering smoky haze. While warnings have been issued for many areas relating to air quality, there is also concern regarding how this smoke may […]

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Australia Winery and Vineyard Tour

Join us on this incredible winery and vineyard tour down under. We’ll visit Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Tasmania, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren-Vale.

Click here for the full itinerary. If you would like more information, or you would like to sign up for the trip, please contact Theresa Beaver at

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