From unpredictable weather to pests and diseases, vineyard managers contend with a lot of challenges. Sessions at the recent WineVit conference showed that Washington State University scientists are determined to help Washington’s grape growers be successful and prosperous.
At the annual WineVit conference, WSU Viticulture & Enology Department Founding Chair Jean Dodson Peterson outlined an exciting future, explaining how V&E will support WSU’s larger goals of creating a diverse set of global leaders and applying research to real-world situations.
Melissa Hansen, Washington State Wine Commission research program director, is the 2022 Walter J. Clore Award winner. The award recognizes her work to establish a strong research partnership between the wine industry and WSU.