Washington State Wine is asking wine grape growers and wineries to fill out a survey to help identify top research priorities for the statewide wine and grape research program, according to a news release. Feedback from the survey will help ensure the funding of important research projects, as several new topics were added to the priority list after a similar survey was sent to the industry last year.
The Washington Grape and Wine Research Program, administered by Washington State University, combines funding support from the Washington State Wine Commission, Auction of Washington Wines, WSU’s Agriculture Research Center and state taxes collected on all wines sold in the state. This year, the program will fund projects totaling about $1 million.
Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSWResearch19 to participate in the short survey.
The survey is available until April 5.
—by Jared Johnson