Half-day WAVEx seminar will focus on using research to improve wine quality

SEATTLE (June 5, 2018) – Registration is open for WAVEx, a condensed version of the popular research seminar called Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE). The half-day session on July 11, 2018, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville is sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission, Washington State University and Woodinville Wine Country.

The WAVEx-Woodinville presentations will explore how to take wine quality to the next level through the theme “Making Better Wine through Chemistry.” WSU scientists Drs. Jim Harbertson, Thomas Henick-Kling and Tom Collins will share practical tips and application of research to help winemakers avoid wine faults, use sulfur dioxide appropriately, know what’s living in their wine, winery sanitation methods and more.

Pre-registration is required as seats are limited.

The purpose of WAVEx is to raise awareness about the value of research funded by the wine industry through the grape and wine assessments paid to the Washington State Wine Commission. According to feedback from those who attended previous WAVE and WAVEx events, the seminars help growers and winemakers access and apply research outcomes in their operations.

For additional information, contact Melissa Hansen, Research Program Manager at: [email protected] .

About Washington State Wine

Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the mission of the WSW is to raise positive awareness and demand for Washington State wine through marketing and education while supporting viticulture and enology research to drive industry growth.  Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, the WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit