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.

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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.

WineVit showcases important WSU student and faculty wine science research

Washington State University research representation was strong at the recent WineVit conference, with many faculty, staff, and students taking home awards for their hard work.

Danni Fox stands next to her research poster.

WSU scientists offer research, advice for successful vineyard management

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.

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WSU V&E department on track for a future of more diverse voices and continued partnership

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.

Jean Dodson Peterson speaks at a podium on a stage. A sign that says "Washington Winegrowers" is attached to the podium.

WSU wine industry research liaison recognized with Walter J. Clore Award

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.

Melissa Hansen holds her trophy.