WSU CAHNRS

WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Viticulture and Enology

Upcoming Events

Sep
3
Thu
Grape Tech Group @ 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 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

Cancelled due to Science at WSU-IAREC on July 1.

August 6, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel will present on study tours in Europe: lessons learned, current spray practices, and new spray technologies.

September 3, 2015

With the opening of the Wine Science Center in Richland also came a simultaneous opportunity provided by the state legislature to improve viticulture facilities at WSU-IAREC.  Michelle Moyer will provide a tour of the new space, with a focus on the cold hardiness program and what resources are available for the upcoming winter.

Location Change: Meet at WSU-IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA

October

Round table discussion about the season and 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

Sep
5
Sat
Blended Learning sparkling wine tasting @ WSU Visitors Center
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Start your game day off right! We’ll be at the WSU Visitor Center from 8am – 10am on Saturday for a tasting of Blended Learning sparkling wines we made in partnership with Karma Vineyards to commemorate the grand opening of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center! You can take these limited editions home for $30/bottle while they last.

Sep
8
Tue
A Tribute to Washington’s Senator Max E. Benitz @ WSU Tri-Cities, Consolidated Information Center Room 216
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instrumental in the establishment of the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus, and a champion of the Washington wine industry and nuclear energy, among other issues, Senator Max Benitz was a titan in implementing substantial changes within Washington State.

Please join us for a presentation and open forum discussion about the varied and lasting global impact of Senator Benitz.

Presented by:

Eileen Benitz Wagner

Michelle Gerber, PhD

Authors of Senator Max E. Benitz, Sr. “Mr. Energy”

Sep
19
Sat
Western Washington – Fall Vineyard Management @ Allen Fire Station
Sep 19 @ 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.”

 

Oct
5
Mon
Career Networking Night @ Washington State University, Ensminger Pavillion
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences cordially invites you to their 2015 Career & Internship Networking Night.

This exciting networking opportunity provides a space for you or your organization to meet one-on-one with students exclusively from agricultural, natural, and economic sciences majors.

Companies are welcome to set up a table with more information about their career and internship offerings, mingle with students during our reception, and host round table discussions.

Registration includes:

  • One 8 ft. table (no table linen included), two chairs, on-campus parking pass, and assistance by students to help you with load in/load out. Part of your registration fee will assist with student scholarships and programming. If you need additional space, you may purchase an additional booth.
  • On-site interview space will be provided for employers on October 6th and 7th. If interested, please check yes for onsite interview space in your registration.

Interview space is offered on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited!

Nov
5
Thu
Grape Tech Group @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Nov 5 @ 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

Cancelled due to Science at WSU-IAREC on July 1.

August 6, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel will present on study tours in Europe: lessons learned, current spray practices, and new spray technologies.

September 3, 2015

With the opening of the Wine Science Center in Richland also came a simultaneous opportunity provided by the state legislature to improve viticulture facilities at WSU-IAREC.  Michelle Moyer will provide a tour of the new space, with a focus on the cold hardiness program and what resources are available for the upcoming winter.

Location Change: Meet at WSU-IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA

October

Round table discussion about the season and 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

Dec
2
Wed
Paso Robles Winery and Vineyard Tour @ Paso Robles Wine Country
Dec 2 – Dec 4 all-day

The WSU V&E Program is pleased to offer another technical winery and vineyard tour for continuing education to industry professionals, and those who are soon to enter the industry.
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We will visit the scenic and rapidly growing wine country of Paso Robles, located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. There we will find rolling hills, oak trees, dramatic canyons, and vineyards covering more than 32,000 acres. With Paso Robles’ perfect climate, topography and soils, they can grow over 40 wine grape varieties and have been compared to the Rhone Valley in France.

There are more than 200 wineries to choose from, but alas, we will only have time for 9 in-depth visits with winemakers and vineyard managers. We’ll introduce you to owners and winemakers at a variety of scales, from the small Clos Solene to the dramatic Tablas Creek. We’ve received a warm reception from the winemakers, and they look forward to meeting you.

As usual, we have also lined up gourmet meals to equal the quality of wine we will be tasting!

Wednesday, December 2

Herman’s Story
Clos Solene
Lunch
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wine
Eberle Winery
Welcome Dinner

Thursday, December 3

Booker Wines
Niner Wine Estates
Lunch
Epoch Estate Wines

Friday, December 4

Le Cuvier 
Tablas Creek
Farewell Lunch

Cost

The cost for this 3-day tour is $400 and includes all the technical tours, three lunches, one dinner and comfortable coach transportation. It does not include hotel, airfare to Paso Robles or other meals.

Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the beautiful and historic Paso Robles Inn, located in the charming downtown with easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Our price is $151/night.

Reserve your room

Call 800-676-1713, and reference the Washington State University block. Rooms must be booked by November 1 to receive the block rate of $151/night.

If you wish to come a day early and enjoy more wineries, the group rate will be offered to anyone wishing to arrive on Monday night. Learn more about the winery trails and the many other things to do in Paso Robles.

Getting to Paso Robles

The San Luis Obispo Regional Airport is the closest at 32 miles. San Francisco airport is 192 miles, and Los Angeles is 192 miles. There are California costal trains but most only go to San Luis Obispo with a bus to Paso Robles.

Registration

Registration for the trip is limited to the first 24 sign-ups. This will be a highly technical tour and is meant exclusively for those who are currently in the wine industry, or actively working on transitioning into the industry.

Register for the trip.

Refund Policy

A refund, minus a $25 service fee/person, will be given if cancellation is made by October 2 (60 days prior to trip).

Cancellations October 2 – November 2nd be given a 50% refund, unless the seats can be filled, in which case there will only be the non-refundable service fee of $25/person.

There will be no refunds given for cancellations made after November 2.

Refunds will be provided after the trip.

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Photos courtesy of Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

Dec
3
Thu
Grape Tech Group @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Dec 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 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

Cancelled due to Science at WSU-IAREC on July 1.

August 6, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel will present on study tours in Europe: lessons learned, current spray practices, and new spray technologies.

September 3, 2015

With the opening of the Wine Science Center in Richland also came a simultaneous opportunity provided by the state legislature to improve viticulture facilities at WSU-IAREC.  Michelle Moyer will provide a tour of the new space, with a focus on the cold hardiness program and what resources are available for the upcoming winter.

Location Change: Meet at WSU-IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA

October

Round table discussion about the season and 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

Jan
7
Thu
Grape Tech Group @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Jan 7 @ 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

Cancelled due to Science at WSU-IAREC on July 1.

August 6, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel will present on study tours in Europe: lessons learned, current spray practices, and new spray technologies.

September 3, 2015

With the opening of the Wine Science Center in Richland also came a simultaneous opportunity provided by the state legislature to improve viticulture facilities at WSU-IAREC.  Michelle Moyer will provide a tour of the new space, with a focus on the cold hardiness program and what resources are available for the upcoming winter.

Location Change: Meet at WSU-IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA

October

Round table discussion about the season and 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

Feb
4
Thu
Grape Tech Group @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Feb 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

Cancelled due to Science at WSU-IAREC on July 1.

August 6, 2015

Gwen Hoheisel will present on study tours in Europe: lessons learned, current spray practices, and new spray technologies.

September 3, 2015

With the opening of the Wine Science Center in Richland also came a simultaneous opportunity provided by the state legislature to improve viticulture facilities at WSU-IAREC.  Michelle Moyer will provide a tour of the new space, with a focus on the cold hardiness program and what resources are available for the upcoming winter.

Location Change: Meet at WSU-IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA

October

Round table discussion about the season and 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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