Viticulture & Enology

WSU Pullman students meet peers, tour winemaking facilities at WSU Tri-Cities campus

Viticulture and enology students from WSU’s Pullman and Tri-Cities campuses had a chance to mingle while learning and tasting wine together during a recent field trip.

Five people sit at a long table. In front of them are wine glasses with different types of wines. Also on the table are cans, a paper cup, and a plastic water bottle. One person sits at a table behind them. On that table are wine glasses, a paper cup, and a can.

2023 WSU Wine Science Highlights

From an endowed professorship to awards and student scholarships, 2023 was an exciting year for WSU’s viticulture and enology department.

Illustration of a Blended Learning wine bottle pouring out red wine with red wine grapes next to it. Text reads "2023 Wine Science Highlights." The text on the bottle reads "Blended Learning Viticulture and Enology 2018 Sangiovese Columbia Valley" with the WSU cougar head logo.

WSU wine science student selected as first recipient of endowed scholarship for veterans

Navy veteran and WSU wine science student Teagan Mosher is the first recipient of the Mann Family Endowed Scholarship for veterans pursuing a degree in viticulture and enology.

A woman stands in a field holding a butterfly net.

Washington Wine Industry Foundation chooses six WSU students for scholarships

Six WSU students recently received scholarship funding from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.

A collage of five people. One is a man in a vineyard, two are headshots of young women, one is a headshot of a man in a tie and suit, and one is a woman in a field, holding a bucket and equipment.

Four WSU grad students selected for 2023-2024 ASEV scholarships

Four WSU graduate students are among the 25 individuals selected to receive highly competitive scholarships from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

Collage of a photo of four students. One stands next to a road, one is standing in a field, holding a bucket and equipment with a pickup truck, a driveway, and a line of trees behind, one is standing in front of wine barrels, and one is a professional head shot.

WSU V&E department chair invited to speak at Women of Wine and Spirits event

WSU Department of Viticulture & Enology Chair Jean Dodson Peterson recently gave a talk at a Women of Wine and Spirits event, demonstrating WSU’s commitment to empowering underrepresented individuals in the wine and viticulture sectors.

A woman stands at the end of a long wooden table, gesturing and laughing. Another woman stands next to her, and four people sit on each side of the table, which has food, wine glasses, and glass water bottles on it. Trees, an umbrella, and a building are in the background.

Retiring scientific assistant reflects on 40 years at WSU IAREC

When Lynn Mills moved to the Pacific Northwest to work at WSU IAREC in the 1980s, she thought it might be a brief stop in her career trajectory. As she retires four decades later, Mills is grateful for meaningful learning experiences and a community that feels like family.

A group of seven people stand, kneel, and lean over, working in a vineyard. Hills, trees, and fields are in the background.

Renowned WSU wine scientist Tom Collins selected as inaugural Jackson Family Wines Endowed Professor

A longtime working relationship between Washington State University scientist Tom Collins and Jackson Family Wines has evolved into the creation of an endowed professorship that recognizes Collins’ impactful wine science research and supports WSU’s Department of Viticulture & Enology.

Collins stands next to a barrel in the winery.