About Grape

Starting a Winery or Vineyard?

If you are interested in starting a winery or vineyard, click here for more information.

A grower or winery can NOT sell grape vines without a nursery license. Click here for more information.

Click here to watch the "How grapevine virus diseases spread" video

The most important service to the WAWGG membership is the need for continuing education for a growing industry focused on premium quality.

To fulfill this need, each year WAWGG produces the annual meeting, grower seminars and classes and provides continuing education to growers at all levels industry newcomers and established veterans.

The WAWGG web site is just one way that wine grape growers can ensure that they know the latest information about important viticulture topics and the latest technology.

Click any link below to go to the grower topic page:


 Clean Plants

 Drift Monitoring


Get Set for Bloom, WSU Workshop Review

Grape Contracts

Grape Cost of Production Calculator

Grapevine Powdery Mildew Updates

 Heat Units Graph

"How grapevine virus diseases spread" video

Organic Wine: Oversight, Labeling & Trade
   (USDA National Organic Program)

PACA - The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

 Pest Management

Red Blotch Disease

 Soil Fumigation

Smoke Taint - WSU

 Starting a Winery or Vineyard

   USDA Agrifacts
   USDA/ARS Grape Research
   USDA 2011 Washington Vineyard Acreage Report      

 Vinewise - The Washington Guide to Sustainable Viticulture

Weather-Cold Hardiness

Washington State Wine Commission - AVA Map

Additional Information/Resources:

Ag Department Protects Growers by Looking For Exotic Pests

Sampling Guide for Nutrient Assessment

WSDA Pesticide Applicator Advisory

WSDA Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Removal and Decontamination

Genetic Structure and Domestication History of the Grape

Appellation Cornell "How close are we to crown gall-free nursery stock?" April 2012