Alexander (Alec) Levin is the Viticulturist at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) and Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He is also a core faculty member of the Oregon Wine Research Institute, and serves as the chair of the Grape Genetics, Physiology and Management working group in the International Society for Horticultural Science.
Dr. Levin completed his Ph.D. in Horticulture and Agronomy at UC-Davis investigating physiological differences in drought responses among several red wine grape cultivars. Since 2016, he has led the Southern Oregon viticulture research and extension program at SOREC, located in the heart of the Rogue Valley near Medford, OR. He conducts applied viticultural research focused in the fields of grapevine water relations and ecophysiology, and vineyard irrigation management. His research goals are to develop and optimize sustainable vineyard management practices tailored to production goals.