Enology and Viticulture

Industry Description

Wine production in the state of Washington has rapidly grown to become an $8.6 billion industry, with more than 40,000 acres of vineyards, 740+ bonded wineries, and a new licensed and bonded winery emerging every month. In the Walla Walla Valley alone, there are nearly 1500 acres planted in vineyards, while the number of bonded wineries in the area has grown from 8 to 170+ in only seventeen years. The Walla Walla Institute for Enology and Viticulture was established to: 1) facilitate alliances with vintners and viticulturists in the Walla Walla Valley and throughout Washington State, 2) promote the economic development of the wine industry, and 3) provide education and training for those with an interest in the industry.