Wine Grapes

Students learning viticulture

Finding your career path into the wine grape industry

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the educational/training programs available in Oregon for those interested in a career in the wine industry.

By Patricia Skinkis

Botrytis bunch rot of Chardonay

Botrytis bunch rot of grapes

Article

This brief article provides information about preventing Botrytis bunch in the vineyard.

By Patricia Skinkis

Merlot cluster

Grape variety identification

Article

This article describes how to identify grape varieties for commercial or home/hobby vineyards and landscapes.

By Patricia Skinkis

Students pruning

Viticulture Training Videos

Online Resource

These educational videos were produced by OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist, Dr. Patty Skinkis. Videos are meant to be instructional/educational and be used for training purposes in vineyards and wineries.

By Patricia Skinkis

Oregon Wine Board

Oregon Wine Board

Online Resource

The Oregon Wine Board serves the commercial wine grape industry through marketing and educational programs. They also fund viticulture and enology research that is of importance to the wine industry in Oregon.
Late season nutrient deficiency symptom

Identifying Grapevine Nutrient Issues

Educational Document

A quick-reference guide that provides field symptoms of grapevine nutrient deficiencies, deficiency ranges, and other information about identifying issues with vine nutrient status.

By Patricia Skinkis

Grape powdery mildew infection is visible on Pinot noir berries.

Grape Powdery Mildew Management: Sulfur Application Rate

Educational Document

This poster provides a summary of a research project that tested the effect of sulfur application on grape powdery mildew.
OWRI Michael Qian

Oregon Wine Research Institute

Online Resource

Visit this website for information about the research activities of the faculty team at the Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University. Information is intended for the commercial wine grape industry. Content includes research reports, newsletter archives, webinar recordings, upcoming events, and other research-based information from viticulture, enology, and wine business faculty.

By Patricia Skinkis, James Osborne

Sampling Guide for Nutrient Assessment of Irrigated Vineyards in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Publication

This sampling guide explains the importance of analyzing tissues in perennial fruit crops such as wine grapes as an important way to determine the need for fertilizer that is critical for quality production.

Oregon wineries, Wines and Wine Country

Online Resource

Oregon wineries are generally small and decentralized. Most are located in valleys between the Cascade Mountains (stretching the entire length of the state) to the east and Oregon's Coastal Range to the west.