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Sept. 16-17: Watch artist create cork portrait for wine center
September 13, 2016

By Kaury Balcom, Wine Science Center

cork-mural-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – Corks from Washington wineries will be used to create a 10,000-cork portrait mural of Chas Nagel, Washington State University’s first professor of enology and a Washington wine industry pioneer.

June 25: Interactive garden day at WSU Tri-Cities
June 20, 2016

native-plantsRICHLAND, Wash. – Community members are invited to attend a free, interactive garden day fit for the whole family 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 25, in the garden below the Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 359 University Dr., Richland.

Wine center assistant credits WSU offerings, opportunities
February 11, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Colin-HickeyRICHLAND, Wash. – Classes, internships and study abroad through Washington State University Tri-Cities has taken Colin Hickey around the world to land in his dream job – assistant winemaker at the Ste. Michelle Estates WSU Wine Science Center.

WSU Tri-Cities students learn to repurpose wine waste
December 3, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

mixing-compost-at-wine-centerRICHLAND, Wash. – Students in linked biology and chemistry courses worked with the Wine Science Center this semester to test “recipes” for composting wine pomace – the grape skins, stems and seeds left over from winemaking. The Washington State University Tri-Cities classes will assess and compare results in the next few weeks.

WECO donates optical wine grape sorter for research
August 31, 2015

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

wine-sorting-graphic-80WOODLAND, Calif. – WECO Sorting and Automation Solutions has donated a state-of-the-art optical wine grape sorter worth $71,500 to the new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center at the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus in Richland, Wash.

Students, grapes converge at WSU Wine Science Center
August 27, 2015

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

grapes-processed-80RICHLAND, Wash. – With classes underway, students and researchers have begun processing grapes for experiments on fruit maturity and irrigation at Washington State University’s new wine center.

Donation from Washington wine’s past to fund future
November 12, 2014

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Albert-Ravenholt-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Albert Ravenholt’s legacy is growing posthumously with a $500,000 donation to the Washington State University Wine Science Center from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Foundation.

Gift of wine science greenhouse honors ag pioneer
February 5, 2014

By Melissa O’Neil Perdue, WSU Tri-Cities

Patsy-&-Bud-160RICHLAND, Wash. – Patsy J. Mercer, the Mercer Family and Mercer Canyons Inc. today announced a combined donation of $250,000 toward the Wine Science Center under construction at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland.

Governor lauds partnership, looks to economic growth as construction starts on Wine Science Center at WSU Tri-Cities
September 30, 2013

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Cougar flags blowing majestically in the breeze were ideal for the site of the Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities, noted Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

WineBanner“Red and white are the colors of the best wine we make in Washington state,” he quipped to the audience of 200 community, university and grape and wine industry attendees at this morning’s groundbreaking ceremony in Richland.

“We believe in wine and we believe in science. We are marrying those two things today,” Inslee said. “The Wine … » More …