VineSpeak

Water ’N’ Wine

April 01, 2014

Symposium weighs in on water, nitrogen and wine.

Northwest Viticulture Center students check vine vigor at the school’s educational vineyard. Throughout the growing season, students made important, practical observations. Photo provided.

Lessons Learned

February 01, 2014

Chemeketa students harvest valuable vine observations

Pomace consists of leftover stems, skins and seeds.

Pomace-ing Start

April 01, 2013

OSU researchers turn winemaking waste into variety of products

A freshly pruned vine bleeds sap, which is a normal and much-needed process for grapevines.

Sap Bleed, In Deed

March 01, 2013

Moisture moves up from the roots helping vines prepare for bud break

A harvest worker picks Pinot Noir in the North Willamette Valley.

Picky, Picky, Picky

November 01, 2012

Vintage gives growers opportunity to choose harvest dates

Photo by Jessica Cortell

Rainy, Set, Grow?

August 01, 2012

Undesirable scenarios at fruit set can cause smaller yields

VineSpeak contributor Jessica Cortell’s beloved pooch, Carlile recently passed away from an infection.

Goodbye, Sweet Carlile

July 01, 2012

Dogs are a treasured, unforgettable part of the vineyard story

Chemeketa Community College’s Northwest Viticulture Center is located on the Eola Campus west of Salem.

A Vine Education

April 01, 2012

Oregon’s growing industry offers ample opportunities to learn

A vineyard worker helps plant Pinot Noir vines at de Lancellotti Vineyard in March
2007.

Sow, What’s New?

March 01, 2012

Winegrowers spring into planting new vines and clones 

Pruning: Bank on It

February 01, 2012

Estimate reserves needed for optimal growth through pruning