Wine Studies Program

An Educational Leader in the Northwest Wine Industry

The Wine Studies Program consists of three degree tracks -

We operate the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Eola which includes a vineyard planted with cool climate grapes and a commercial-sized winery. Oregon LIVE a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable practices is housed there as well.

Our program resources and expert faculty offer you a unique opportunity for hands on experience and technical mastery to prepare you for a career in the wine industry


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News Cluster

  • 2017 Annual Barrel Tasting and Plant Sale Event
    May 18th, 5-7:30 pm
    Chemeketa Eola-Northwest Wine Studies Center
    215 Doaks Ferry Rd NW, West Salem
    Everyone is welcome and must RSVP to before May 8th with how many will be coming

  • New Wine Studies non-credit workshops in English and Spanish

  • GRAPE DAY at Oregon State University (OSU)
    Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI)

    Thursday, April 6th from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    The meeting is held at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus in Corvallis

The annual Grape Day research meeting at Oregon State University offers OSU and USDA research and extension faculty, and invited speakers, a chance to highlight their research and education efforts on current topics in viticulture, enology and wine economics. This year’s pathology theme focuses on trunk diseases, viruses and resistance.

Invited Speakers:

    • Dr. Anita Oberholster, University of California cooperative extension enology specialist
      The Impact of Red Blotch Virus on Wines

    • Dr. Jose Ramon Urbez-Torres from the University of British Columbia
      Research and Management Strategies for Grapevine Trunk Diseases

OSU-USDA speakers:

    • Dr. Vaughn Walton
      Red Blotch Spread and Vectors

    • Dr. Laurent Deluc

    • PhD candidate Brent Warneke
      Resistance-Mahaffee lab

We also offer a poster session that highlights other research projects at OSU and USDA, along with a research abstract handbook and OWRI stakeholder report.

Registration is $65 per person which includes lunch (veggie and GF options) and breaks. ODA pesticide recertification credits will be available. For a full program, meeting information and registration, please go to or contact Denise Dewey at 541.737.3620 or





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