WSU CAHNRS

WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Viticulture and Enology

Upcoming Events

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
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.

Jun
4
Thu
Grape Technical Group (Formerly Fieldman’s Breakfast) @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Jun 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us the first Thursday of each month!

Grape Technical Group: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.

 NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2015: HORSE HEAVEN HILLS SALOON at 3:30 PM

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

Jun
24
Wed
Practical Solutions for Vineyard Pest Management @ WSU-IAREC Viticulture Building
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

Practical Solutions for Vineyard Pest Management

Event details to come May 2015.

Jul
2
Thu
Grape Technical Group (Formerly Fieldman’s Breakfast) @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us the first Thursday of each month!

Grape Technical Group: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.

 NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2015: HORSE HEAVEN HILLS SALOON at 3:30 PM

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

Jul
18
Sat
Western Washington – Summer Vineyard Management @ Allen Fire Station
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hands-on workshops about establishment and seasonal management of vineyards in western Washington will be offered in spring, summer and fall in and near Bow, Wash., by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.

Cost per workshop is $40-$45 or $100 for all three. To register online, visit http://VineyardCare.BrownPaperTickets.com or download the form from http://snohomish.wsu.edu/vineyardcare and mail with a check. For more information, contact Kate Halstead, 425-357-6024 or khalstead@wsu.edu.

All workshops start at the Allen Fire Station, 9061 Avon Allen Rd., Bow, with a lecture and discussion. Participants then will drive to a nearby vineyard for practice and hands-on work guided by expert viticulturist Gary Moulton. Dress for the weather. Bring pruners, gloves and a lunch. Drinks will be provided.

The workshops are:

Spring Vineyard Management, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 14: Basics of dormant season vineyard care, pruning, training, estimating bud numbers needed for a balanced vine, nutrient management, setting up an irrigation system, pest management and weed control.

Summer Vineyard Management, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 18: Principles of canopy and crop load management, how to manipulate shoots to maximize quality, use of micronutrient sprays to enhance yield and quality and a netting machine demonstration.

Harvest/Fall Vineyard Management, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Determining harvest timing, taking brix measurements, soil testing, variety selection and reviewing next year’s list of chores.

Instructor Gary Moulton started in 1980 in fruit horticulture at the WSU Mount Vernon research center and later led the program.  His is currently a private consultant and workshop speaker. He holds a master’s degree from WSU in plant pathology, specializing in fruit diseases, and a bachelor’s degree in pomology/fruit science from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo. He has authored several WSU Extension publications, taught workshops at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture and has been a guest expert on the nationally syndicated television program “Gardening with Ed Hume.”

 

Aug
6
Thu
Grape Technical Group (Formerly Fieldman’s Breakfast) @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Aug 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us the first Thursday of each month!

Grape Technical Group: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.

 NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2015: HORSE HEAVEN HILLS SALOON at 3:30 PM

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

Aug
14
Fri
2015 Washington State Viticulture Field Day @ WSU-IAREC
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the Date: 15 August 2015 for the WA Viticulture Field Day!

Event details coming in June 2015

Sep
3
Thu
Grape Technical Group (Formerly Fieldman’s Breakfast) @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Sep 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us the first Thursday of each month!

Grape Technical Group: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.

 NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2015: HORSE HEAVEN HILLS SALOON at 3:30 PM

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

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