BC Wine Grape Council’s Enology and Viticulture Conference

June 16, 2017|Education, Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

The 18th annual BC Wine Grape Council’s Enology and Viticulture Conference and Tradeshow will take place in Penticton, BC on Jul. 17-18. The conference includes over 22 presentations in viticulture and enology including sessions on remote sensing, imaging and drones, disease updates on leafroll and brown marmormated stink bugs, irrigation management, leaf removal and wine [...]

Offer for Free Aerial Vine-Vigor Vineyard Mapping

June 5, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

Hawk Aerial's proprietary Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) vineyard mapping service has been developed to specifically quantify vigor in grapevines. Hawk Aerial is offering FREE 10-acre trials of their EVI vine-vigor mapping service. This offer carries no obligations - they want to provide viticulture professionals with the opportunity to use and evaluate our precision data-collection and analysis [...]

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 [...]

Wine Studies Workshops Offered at Chemeketa Community College

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

Chemeketa Community College is offering a variety of workshops for vineyard management and wine business from late January through June. Advanced Vineyard Management Workshops - Held at the NW Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Eola Organic Spray Programs for Grapes March 11, 9 am-2 pm Vineyard Water Management April 29, 9 am-2 pm Vineyard Workshops – [...]

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 [...]

Attend the LIVE Annual Meeting

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

The LIVE annual meeting and 20th anniversary celebration will be held Tuesday, Apr. 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. The event will include a board meeting and awards ceremony, as well as guest speakers on various topics. Early bird pricing ends Apr. 1. Learn more and register for this [...]

Attend a Discussion on Glyphosate Impacts and Alternatives

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

Attend a presentation by Mimi Casteel of Hope Well Wine on glyphosate, how it works, pesticide modes of action and alternative practices. This event is presented by LIVE and will be hosted at Gran Moraine Winery from 4-6 p.m. on May 2. Learn more about this event.

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 [...]