Research Update: Determining the Role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 in the Timing of Ripening Initiation in Vitis vinifera

June 27, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Laurent Deluc, associate professor of grape genomics at OSU and OWRI, has prepared an update on research he is leading into the role of auxin-response factor 4 in the timing of ripening of Vitis vinifera. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program, as [...]

Research Update: Nitrogen Management in the Vineyard and in the Winery

May 30, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Paul Schreiner, research plant physiologist, USDA-ARS and Oregon Wine Research Institute, has prepared an update on research he is leading regarding nitrogen management in the vineyard and in the winery. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program. Read Dr. Schreiner's research update here.

Research Update: Identifying Compound(s) Responsible for Off-flavors Associated with “Stressed Vine Syndrome” in Pinot noir

May 8, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Michael C. Qian, of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Oregon State University and Oregon Wine Research Institute, has prepared an update on research he is leading to identify compound(s) responsible for off-flavors associated with "stressed vine syndrome" in Pinot noir. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of [...]

Register Now for 2017 Grape Day

March 24, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Join the Oregon Wine Research Institute and its researchers from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 6 at Oregon State University for its annual event highlighting research relevant to the Oregon wine industry. The speaker and topic lineup for Grape Day includes: Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres, research scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will present his [...]

Recruiting Industry Research Collaborators for the OSU Statewide Crop Load Project – 2017

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Patty Skinkis, viticulture extension specialist at Oregon State University, is recruiting new vineyard and winery partners in the project during 2017. If you produce Pinot noir or Chardonnay in Oregon and are interested in joining this multi-year collaborative project, read on: Yield management is an important quality control step in winegrape production. A significant body [...]

Research Update: Grape Powdery Mildew Management

March 15, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Walt Mahaffee, USDA, and Brent Warneke, Oregon State University, are researching how to improve the efficiency of grape production by optimizing fungicide selection and timing to manage powdery mildew of grape berries. This research will determine the most effective fungicide application timing with relation to grape inflorescence development / phenological stage and how fungicide mobility [...]

Research Update: Integrative studies of vector-related field epidemiology for grapevine red blotch-associated virus

February 16, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Grapevine virus diseases are of serious concern for vineyard managers and winemakers in all Western production regions. Grapevine red blotch-associated virus (GRBaV) impacts grape berry quality. Growers and scientists alike have noticed a consistently lower °Brix at harvest of infected vines, resulting in removal of symptomatic vines from vineyards. What's more concerning is that GRBaV [...]

Attend the Climate Extremes Research Symposium

February 14, 2017|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

In the Pacific Northwest, recent warmer spring and summer temperatures have led to: Earlier harvests Early fall frosts before vines are fully dormant Generally mild winters with several cold snaps Sharp declines in temperature through early spring. These heat and cold extremes can be damaging to grapevines, impact fruit quality and influence winemaking decisions. Attend [...]

Registration Now Open for the Third Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

February 14, 2017|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The third annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium is scheduled for Mar. 14. The program will be held at Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Click here to view a list of speakers and topics or to register.

Year in Review – An OWRI Recap of 2016

January 31, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The faculty of the Oregon Wine Research Institute were busy with research and outreach in 2016. Click here to sit back and enjoy a video recap of the activities and major findings from OWRI.