Preliminary Call for Participation in 2019 Symposium Wine Trials

September 24, 2018|Education, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

We are gauging preliminary interest in participating in tasting trials for the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium. This year, the format for these tastings consists of three trial tastings served on the second day of the Symposium only. These trials will be examples selected by a committee for what might best fit one topic for each [...]

2018 V&E Research Listening Tour

June 14, 2018|OWB Blog, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Register to Join OWB for a Listening Session on Research In June, the OWB Directors allocated a record amount of funding to viticulture and enology research projects for the 2018-19 fiscal year: $437,500. Given this heightened commitment to scientific research and the desire to maximize the return on the industry's investment in this program, the leadership of the [...]

Registration Now Open for the Fourth Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

February 26, 2018|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The fourth annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium is scheduled for Mar. 13. 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. View the full schedule and register.

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 [...]

Measures for Mitigating Smoke Taint in Wines

September 6, 2017|Education, Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

Prepared by Bree Boskov MW, OWB Education Manager With wild fires blazing across much of Oregon and smoke now hanging in many of our winegrowing regions, the Oregon Wine Board is making available to the industry current research, articles and suggestions on how to handle grapes to mitigate smoke taint in wine. Smoke residue contains [...]

LIVE / Oregon Wine Research Institute Field Day | August 7, 2017

July 26, 2017|Education, Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology, Workshop|

Join LIVE and the Oregon Wine Research Institute on Monday, August 7 at Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood, Oregon for an expert-led overview of issues impacting sustainability in vineyards. The LIVE Field Day is open to all and there is no registration fee but pre-registration is required. You can find out more about LIVE at livecertified.org and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]