Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) will expand its format in 2017. This annual full-day seminar highlighting research outcomes supported by Washington’s wine industry will now include condensed sessions, held in opposite sides of the state.
The WAVE seminars, sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University, are designed to help bring viticulture and enology research into the hands of users and raise awareness of the value of research among grape growers and winemakers. Registration for WAVE will open Jan. 27, 2017.
A full day of research education of interest to growers and winemakers is scheduled for April 19, 2017 at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, WA. The full-day WAVE will feature in-depth viticulture and enology research outcomes and include lunch and a wine social hour.
In response to feedback from last year’s attendees, a more condensed version called WAVEx will be held in the Woodinville, WA, and Walla Walla Valley, WA, wine regions. WAVEx is tailored for vintners and will include both research and extension outreach, such as practical winemaking tips. The shorter sessions will include lunch.
Southeastern Washington winemakers can attend WAVEx on July 11, 2017 at Walla Walla Community College’s Institute for Enology and Viticulture. The WAVEx program will be repeated for western Washington vintners on July 13, 2017 at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville, WA.