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WAVE Research Seminar Nears

Wine grape growers, winemakers invited to learn about research projects supported by the Washington State wine industry.
by Press Release
March 26, 2018

SEATTLE (March 22, 2018) – Washington State wine grape growers and wineries must act soon to reserve a seat at the third annual Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) seminar on April 4, 2018 at the Clore Center in Prosser. The day-long event, sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University, highlights the latest research and findings supported by the Washington wine industry.

WAVE – April 4, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Clore Center, Prosser

Vineyard research topics include:

Assessing New Sprayer Technologies
Irrigating White Wine Grape Varieties
How to Manage Salinity and Sodicity in Vineyard Soil and Irrigation Water
Is Red Blotch Virus in Washington Vineyards?

Winery research topics include:

Managing Wine Spoilage in the Cellar
Understanding and Managing Astringency in Red Wine
Learning About Smoke Taint

The goal of WAVE is to raise awareness about the value of research among grape growers and wineries. The research seminars have become a valuable venue to discuss current and future research and bring scientists and industry members together. The first two WAVEs have been sell-out events.

The research seminar includes lunch and a wine social hour. Pre-registration for WAVE is required. Register here.

About Washington State Wine

Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the mission of the WSW is to raise positive awareness and demand for Washington State wine through marketing and education while supporting viticulture and enology research to drive industry growth. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, the WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit

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