WSU CAHNRS

WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Viticulture and Enology

Upcoming Events

Mar
1
Sun
Taste Washington Wine Month @ Washington state
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Taste Washington Wine Month @ Washington state

Taste Washington Wine Month in March is an annual celebration of Washington State’s award-winning industry. Visit the Taste Washington Wine Month website to check out the promotions happening at participating restaurants, wine shops, winery tasting rooms, and hotels.

And don’t forget, the culmination of Taste Washington Wine Month is Taste Washington – happening over four days, March 26th – 29th, 2015. Buy tickets or find a list of participating wineries, restaurants and exhibitors at tastewashington.org.

Mar
26
Thu
Taste Washington! @ Seattle
Mar 26 – Mar 29 all-day

Taste Washington tickets on sale now!

Find out why Washington is such a unique place for all things delicious at Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event located in Seattle March 26-29, 2015.

Start your gourmet experience at Thursday’s VIP Red & White party, meet the producers at a new “Taste Washington on the Farm” excursion and celebrate with The New Vintage on Friday. Then, discover something new at Saturday and Sunday Educational Seminars and top it all off with the Grand Tasting.

With four days of exciting events and excursions, where will your culinary adventure take you?

Learn more about Taste Washington.

Apr
2
Thu
Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast @ Cafe Villa
Apr 2 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Café Villa ~ 602  7th Street ~ Prosser, WA

Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.

 

2015 Schedule

January 8, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD. NOTE CHANGE IN DATE DUE TO JAN 1 HOLIDAY

February

Cancelled due to WAWGG Conference

March 5, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel, WSU Regional Extension Specialist, will have hands-on BMSB identification and discussion on future control methods.

April 2, 2015

Cancelled

May 7, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

June 4, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

July 2, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

August 6, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

September 3, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

October

Cancelled due to harvest.

November 5, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

December 3, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

 

Anyone attending this program that requires auxiliary aids or other services,  please contact Gwen Hoheisel at 509-786-5609 or by email at ghoheisel@wsu.edu .Cooperating agencies:  Washington State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Benton County

Apr
17
Fri
2015 Western Washington Grapes Workshop @ South Seattle College - North West Wine Academy
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Western Washington Grapes Workshop

Friday, April 17, 2015

 

Summary

Join us for this information-packed, hands-on workshop! Focusing on issues pertinent to Western Washington grape production, this workshop will provide participants the information and skills to better approach their farming practices.

Workshop participants will receive a printed version of the 2015 Pest Management Guide for Grapes in Washington, the Field Guide for IPM in PNW Vineyards (Pocket Version / Spanish-English), plus a myriad of other Extension publications for free, subsidized by the USDA-AFRI- Crop Protection and Pest Management Program.

This workshop will offer 2 continuing education credits for the WSDA Pesticide Applicator’s license.

Registration Information

Online Registration: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1265446

Cost: $65

Workshop fees include: Breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

The different Extension publications listed below will be provided, complimentary of WSU Viticulture Extension, the USDA-AFRI-CPPM grant to Washington State University, and the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.

Participants will also receive all of the talks in PDF form on a USB stick, in addition to a complimentary WSU V&E Program reusable tote.

Location

This event will take place at the Northwest Wine Academy Tasting room, at South Seattle College.

Schedule of Events

 

 Time

Topic

8:30 a Registration and Coffee
8:45 a Opening Remarks
9:00 a Basic Insect Identification (Hands-on)Speaker: Gwen Hoheisel, WSU
9:40 a Fruit Formation (Hands-on)  Speaker: Yun Zhang, WSU
10:30 a
Break
10:45 a Vine Balance 1: Myths and Misconceptions.  Speaker: Michelle Moyer, WSU
11:30 a Vine Balance 2: Understanding Yield Management and Balance Assessments  Speaker: Michelle Moyer, WSU
12:15 p Lunch
1:15 p Backpack Sprayer Calibration and Assessing Spray Coverage (Hands-on)  Speaker: Gwen Hoheisel, WSU
1:55 p Water: Why it is Needed, and How To Manage it in Maritime Viticulture  Speaker: Yun Zhang, WSU
2:35 p Break
2:50 p Designing your 2015 Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Bunch Rot Management Schedules (Hands-on) Speaker: Michelle Moyer, WSU
3:50 p Navigating Online Resources Speaker: WSU Viticulture Extension Team
4:10 p Closing Remarks
Apr
19
Sun
Southern France Winery and Vineyard Tour
Apr 19 – May 1 all-day

Registration Closed, trip is now filled.

Join the VE Program Director Thomas Henick-Kling on a 12-day educational tour that will be based in the beautiful and historic city of Aix-en-Provence. From there, we will travel to wineries and vineyards in some of the most celebrated wine regions of the Southern Rhone valley including Chateauneuf du Pape, Bandol, and Hermitage where we will go behind the scenes with the winemakers and grape growers. We’ll also spend time strolling through the medieval villages of Avignon and Arles, and visiting the exciting coastal towns of Monaco and Monte Carlo.

This tour is sure to be not only educational, but rich with culture, wonderful food and wine, and many memorable experiences.

To be added to our interest list for notification of future trips, please contact Theresa Beaver at tbeaver@wsu.edu.

May
7
Thu
Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast @ Cafe Villa
May 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Café Villa ~ 602  7th Street ~ Prosser, WA

Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.

 

2015 Schedule

January 8, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD. NOTE CHANGE IN DATE DUE TO JAN 1 HOLIDAY

February

Cancelled due to WAWGG Conference

March 5, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel, WSU Regional Extension Specialist, will have hands-on BMSB identification and discussion on future control methods.

April 2, 2015

Cancelled

May 7, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

June 4, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

July 2, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

August 6, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

September 3, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

October

Cancelled due to harvest.

November 5, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

December 3, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

 

Anyone attending this program that requires auxiliary aids or other services,  please contact Gwen Hoheisel at 509-786-5609 or by email at ghoheisel@wsu.edu .Cooperating agencies:  Washington State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Benton County

May
27
Wed
Willamette Valley Winery and Vineyard Tour @ Willamette Valley, Oregon
May 27 – May 29 all-day

We’ll travel through the beautiful green hills of the Willamette Valley to visit a range of winery sizes; tour the wineries and vineyards, talk and taste with the winemakers; and enjoy the fresh and local cuisine of Oregon chefs.

The price of $400/person includes coach, 10 winery visits and tastings, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner. Registration is limited to 25 participants. These tours fill up quite fast. Hotel information and registration link follow the itinerary below.

Wednesday, May 27 – Chehalem Mountains AVA (Newberg)

7:45 a.m. Meet in hotel lobby and board bus
8 a.m. Bus departs
9 a.m. ROCO Winery – Rollin Soles, Owner/Winemaker
10:45 a.m. Bells Up Winery – Dave Specter (Enol ’11-’12), Owner/Winemaker
Noon Lunch at Bells Up Winery, catered by Red Hills Market
1:45 p.m. Adelsheim Vineyard – David Adelsheim and Jeff Allen (Vit ’14-’15)
3:15 p.m. Vidon Vineyard – Don Hagge, Owner/Winemaker
7 p.m. Group Dinner at Swank Restaurant, Paramount Hotel. You may bring wine to
share, corkage included.

Thursday, May 28 – Ribbon Ridge AVA and Dundee Hills AVA (Newberg and Dundee)

7:45 a.m Meet in hotel lobby and board bus
8 a.m. Bus departs
9 a.m. Beaux Freres – Michael Etzel, Owner/Winemaker
10:45 a.m. Patricia Green Cellars – Patricia Green, Owner/Winemaker
12:30 p.m. Lunch and tasting at Winderlea Vineyard and Winery with Bill Sweat, Owner
2:30 p.m. Archery Summit – Chris Mazepink, Winemaker, Eleni Papdakis, Ass’t Winemaker
Dinner on your own

 

Friday, May 29 – Urban Wineries of Portland

8:15 a.m. Meet in hotel lobby and board bus
8:30 a.m. Bus departs
9 a.m. Boedecker Cellars – Athena Boedecker, Owner/Winemaker
10:45 a.m. Southeast Wine Collective, Kate and Tom Monroe
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Southpark Seafood
Tour ends after lunch

 

Price

Registration costs to cover bus transportation, winery visits, three lunches and one dinner:

  • Full Event – 1 person $400
  • Full Event – 2 persons $800

Where to Stay

The Paramount Hotel
808 SW Taylor Street
Portland, OR
(503) 223-9900

A block of rooms is being held under Washington State University at the cost of $169/night, single or double. They are also extending this price for us if you want to come early or stay longer. Please make your reservations by April 1, as the price is only guaranteed until then.

How to Register

Tour registration will close when we reach the maximum of 25 registrants. You may bring one guest.

To register, please visit Brown Paper Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1281598.

More information

Please contact Theresa Beaver at tbeaver@wsu.edu or 509-335-3446.

Practical Solutions for Vineyard Pest Management
May 27 @ 8:00 am – May 28 @ 2:00 pm

Save the date: Practical Solutions for Vineyard Pest Management workshop in February

Event details to come May 2015.

Jun
4
Thu
Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast @ Cafe Villa
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Café Villa ~ 602  7th Street ~ Prosser, WA

Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.

 

2015 Schedule

January 8, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD. NOTE CHANGE IN DATE DUE TO JAN 1 HOLIDAY

February

Cancelled due to WAWGG Conference

March 5, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel, WSU Regional Extension Specialist, will have hands-on BMSB identification and discussion on future control methods.

April 2, 2015

Cancelled

May 7, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

June 4, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

July 2, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

August 6, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

September 3, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

October

Cancelled due to harvest.

November 5, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

December 3, 2015

Speaker and topic TBD.

 

Anyone attending this program that requires auxiliary aids or other services,  please contact Gwen Hoheisel at 509-786-5609 or by email at ghoheisel@wsu.edu .Cooperating agencies:  Washington State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Benton County

Jun
15
Mon
2015 ASEV National Conferece @ Portland Marriot Downtown Waterfront Hotel
Jun 15 – Jun 19 all-day

For more information, including registration, please see:

http://www.asev.org/2015-national-conference

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