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Additional Resources

Regional

Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers (WAWGG)
Organization with both beginning and experienced viticulturists. They provide information for the state’s wine growing industry centered around education, promotion, and representation. There are a number of resources for starting a vineyard in WA.

Washington State Grape Society
Organization for the overall advancement of the grape industry in WA. Find information about current research and meeting proceedings from their annual meeting. They also provide information for the state’s grape industry centered around business advancement.

Washington Wine Commission
The Washington Wine Commission is responsible for the promotion and development of the WA wine industry, representing more than 500 wineries, 350 wine grape growers and 31,000 vineyard acres. Their site provides information for the public about state wines, touring, and tasting opportunities.

Washington State Appellations – Appellation America
Appellation America is a comprehensive online wine portal providing access to every winery , grape varietal and appellation in WA.

WSU Plant Pathology
The Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University conducts research on a broad range of diseases and provides solutions to disease problems impacting agriculture in Washington State.

WSU Integrated Pest Management
The Integrated Pest Management Program at Washington State University Extension provides information and resources on various topics related to IPM issues in Washington State agriculture, as well as links to other resources dealing with IPM and related activities around the country.

LIVE, Inc. – Low Input Viticulture and Enology
An OR program providing grape growers a set of sustainable practice guidelines and certification, based upon international standards.

VINEA
The Winegrowers’ Sustainable Trust is a voluntary group of winegrowers that have embraced a covenant with environmental, economic and social sustainability concurrent with their production of grapes and wine.

Salmon-Safe
Salmon-Safe helps vineyards protect and restore salmon habitat by planting trees on streams, growing cover crops to control run-off, and apply natural methods to control weeds and pests.
 

National

American Society of Enology and Viticulture
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture is a professional society for the exchange of scientific knowledge and other information related to wine and grape research and production among the scientific community, policymakers, and industry stakeholders. They are dedicated to the advancement of enological and viticultural sciences.

eViticulture
The website offers links and other information sources on many aspects of commercial viticulture. Articles are in English and Spanish.

Winegrape Growers of America (WGA)
WGA serves as the national lobbying arm of the domestic winegrape industry and provides a forum for communication and exchange of information among member states.

National Grape and Wine Initiative (NWGI)
NGWI is a nationwide coalition representing all segments of the grape industry including: raisin, juice, fresh grape and wine. NGWI membership includes grape growers, processors, wineries and representatives of academic institutions and cooperative extension organizations committed to improving our industry. NGWI’s mission is to develop cooperative research and educational outreach priorities for the benefit of the grape and wine industry in the U.S. NGWI facilitates a unified approach at the national level among research scientists, Extension personnel, and industry stakeholders to promote the sustainability of the grape and wine industry and enhance its competitive advantage in the global market.

American Phytopathological Society
The American Phytopathological Society is a premier scientific society dedicated to the study of plant diseases and their control. Society annual meeting and symposia provide scientific knowledge and other information related to wine and grape research and production among the scientific community, policymakers, and industry stakeholders.

UC-Davis Integrated Viticulture Online
University of California Integrated Viticulture Online is a good resource on different aspects of research and outreach activities on grapes conducted by academic and USDA researchers on the Davis campus.

Northwest Berry & Grape Information Network
The Northwest Berry & Grape Information Network is a joint effort between Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, Washington State University, and USDA-ARS that provides up-to-date scientific information and other resources on various aspects of grape and berry crops.