WSU CAHNRS

WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Viticulture and Enology

Upcoming Events

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 Tech 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 BREWERY 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

Katie Buckley, graduate student in David James’ lab at WSU-IAREC will discuss her work on vineyard refugia and beneficial insects.

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

Eric Gale, graduate student in Michelle Moyer’s Lab at WSU-IAREC will discuss his work on understanding grapevine root cold hardiness.

 

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

Wine Science Center Grand Opening (invite-only) @ Wine Science Center at WSU Tri-Cities
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wine Science Center Grand Opening (invite-only) @ Wine Science Center at WSU Tri-Cities | Richland | Washington | United States

Major donors and project contributors are invited to join Washington State University’s Board of Regents, President Elson S. Floyd, Chancellor Keith Moo-Young, and Dean Ron Mittelhammer for the grand opening and building dedication of the Wine Science Center at WSU Tri–Cities.

Invitees will enjoy wine and appetizers in the state–of–the–art facility that will support and further establish a successful partnership with Washington’s world–class wine industry.

Program begins at 4:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to tour the 40,000–square–foot Wine Science Center’s vital research laboratories, winemaking facilities, two–acre Albert Ravenholt Vineyard, and classrooms.

Please RSVP by visiting universityevents.wsu.edu/WSCGrandOpening, emailing wsuevent@wsu.edu, or calling 877-978-3868.

Jun
5
Fri
Wine and Grape Industry-Only Wine Science Center Open House @ WSU Wine Science Center
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wine and Grape Industry-Only Wine Science Center Open House @ WSU Wine Science Center | Richland | Washington | United States

Please join the Washington State Wine Commission and the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program for a Washington wine industry-only open house Friday, June 5, from 4-7 p.m., to celebrate the grand opening of the most technologically advanced Wine Science Center in the world, located at 359 University Drive, Richland, Washington. Guests will enjoy networking with other professionals while gaining access to the vital research laboratories, winemaking facilities, two-acre research and teaching vineyard, greenhouses and classrooms that will train technical personnel to support Washington’s expanding wine industry. 

We hope you can join us for this momentous occasion! If you’d like more information, please contact Erika Holmes, WSU V&E Program communications, at erika.holmes@wsu.edu or 509-372-7223.

Jun
15
Mon
2015 ASEV National Conference @ 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
22
Mon
Regional Wine Microbiology Workshops @ WSU Wine Science Center
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm

Learn the latest on the management of malolactic fermentation at workshops hosted by Washington State University and Oregon State University with the support of Scott Laboratories and Lallemand Inc.

The presenters bring many years of active research and wine industry experience to this series of workshops:

  • Dr. James Osborne, Associate Professor, wine microbiology, Oregon State University
  • Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, Professor, wine microbiology, Washington State University
  • Dr. Sibylle Krieger-Weber, Research Director, malolactic fermentation, Lallemand Inc.

Topics presented:

  • Risk of uncontrolled MLF
  • Cinnamyl esterase activity within wine LAB and impact of volatile phenol production by Brett
  • Defect tasting (wines spiked with defective aroma compounds)
  • Controlled MLF (good manufacturing practices and wine matrix impact factors)
  • Impact of MLF on red wine color intensity and stability
  • Impact of selected wine LAB on the wine sensory profile (strain impact and timing of inoculation)
  • Wine tasting – sensory impact of MLF

The workshop is being held in three locations, three days in a row:

  • June 22, Food Innovation Center, 1207 NW Naito Pkwy #154, Portland, OR
  • June 23, WSU Wine Science Center, 359 University Drive, Room 202, Richland, WA
    • REGISTER BY CALLING DEBBIE SCHWENSON AT 509-372-7224
  • June 24, Columbia Winery, 14030 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
    • REGISTER BY CALLING DEBBIE SCHWENSON AT 509-372-7224

>>Download the workshop flyer

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


Join us for this in-depth, 2-day workshop on vineyard pest management and spray technology. Day 1 will focus on understanding how to spray, and includes classroom and field-based activities on equipment, calibration, sprayer optimization, and understanding environmental conditions that influence product delivery. Day 2 will focus on weed management, designing mealybug management programs, and designing powdery mildew management programs. Pesticide credits have been applied for. 

When: 24-25 June 2015

Where: This workshop will be held at WSU-IAREC Hamilton Hall Large Conference Room

Cost: Registration cost is $110 for both days. This includes all workshop materials (presentations, totes, spray guides, coffee, snacks, and lunch).

Registration: Attendance is limited to 30 people. Registration deadline is 19 June 2015. Online registration coming soon.

 

Day 1

Activities presented on Day 1 are a part of a joint WSU-WSDA sprayer education curriculum.

8:00 A   -  Welcome/Announcements
8:25 A  -  Understanding Sprayer Equipment (Class Discussion),  Presented by Jaime Ramon, WSDA
9:10 A  -  Calibrating Sprayers (Class Discussion),  Presented by Gwen Hoheisel, WSU

Travel to Field/Break

10:20 A -  Hands-on Field Demos: Sprayer Equipment,  Presented by Gwen Hoheisel and  Michelle Moyer, WSU

Travel to Classroom

11:30 A -  Optimizing Sprayers (Class Discussion),  Presented by Gwen Hoheisel, WSU
12:30 P  -  Lunch

Travel to Field

1:30 P  -  Hands-on Field Demo: Optimizing Sprayers,  Presented by Gwen Hoheisel and  Michelle Moyer, WSU

Travel to Classroom / Break

3:35 P  -  Environmental Conditions that Influence Spraying (Class Discussion),  Presented by Gwen Hoheisel, WSU
4:15 P  -  Concluding Remarks (Done at 4:45 P)

Day 2

8:00 A   -  Welcome/Announcements
8:10 A  -  Glyphosate Resistance Management – Understanding Resistance Extent (Class Discussion), Presented by Michelle Moyer, WSU
9:05 A  -  Principles of Weed Control in Grapes (Class Discussion), Presented by Michelle Moyer, WSU

Travel to Field/Break

10:15 A -  Hands-on Field Demos: Strip and Weed Spraying, Presented by Gwen Hoheisel and Michelle Moyer, WSU

Travel to Classroom

11:15 A -  Mealybug Management (Class Discussion with Group Activity), Presented by Ryan McAdams, Ste Michelle Wine Estates
12:00 P -  Lunch
12:50 P  -  Designing Spray Programs and Understanding MOAs (Class Discussion with Group Activity), Presented by Michelle Moyer, WSU

Break

2:30 P  -  Designing Spray Progams (Group Activity Presentation and Discussion)
3:30 P  -  Concluding Remarks (Done at 4:00 P)

 

 

Jul
2
Thu
Grape Tech 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 BREWERY 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

Katie Buckley, graduate student in David James’ lab at WSU-IAREC will discuss her work on vineyard refugia and beneficial insects.

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

Eric Gale, graduate student in Michelle Moyer’s Lab at WSU-IAREC will discuss his work on understanding grapevine root cold hardiness.

 

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 Tech 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 BREWERY 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

Katie Buckley, graduate student in David James’ lab at WSU-IAREC will discuss her work on vineyard refugia and beneficial insects.

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

Eric Gale, graduate student in Michelle Moyer’s Lab at WSU-IAREC will discuss his work on understanding grapevine root cold hardiness.

 

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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