Support Our Industry by Completing Your 2017 Census

March 14, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Winery & Vineyard Report|

Dear Oregon Vineyard Owners and Wine Producers, The 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey is ready for your input. The survey provides important census benchmark data on our industry and is an essential tool in understanding production and pricing trends. The information gathered serves as baseline data for tracking industry growth and is broadly used for [...]

OWB-Sponsored Research Update: Grape Powdery Mildew Management – A Fungicide Timing and Selection Conundrum

February 7, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist USDA-ARS-HCRL, has prepared the update below. Other researchers include Tara Neill, USDA, Brent Warneke, Oregon State University, and Lindsey Thiessen, North Carolina State University. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program. Read Dr. Mahaffee's research update here.

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

January 11, 2018|Grapevine, 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 [...]

2017-18 OWB-Funded Research Grants Awarded

October 9, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research|

OWB’s Board of Directors awarded $350,000 in grant funding for the 2017-18 fiscal year to support technical research expected to enhance Oregon grapegrowing and winemaking knowledge. The projects selected for funding were based on recommendations from the industry’s Research Committee. Updates on funded projects will be reported throughout the year. Read summaries of the funded [...]

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

June 27, 2017|Grapevine, 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 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 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 [...]

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 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 [...]