College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences
Develop A Crush
Washington state is the nation’s second-most productive wine region, and Washington wines have an international reputation for high quality. And WSU Tri-Cities is in the heart of Washington wine country
You’ll get hands-on practice in laboratories, vineyards, and wineries and learn from professors who are national and international experts in viticulture and enology.
WSU Tri-Cities is home to the Ste. Michelle Wines WSU Wine Science Center. This one-of-a-kind research and teaching facility is the right space in the right place to help the Washington wine industry remain environmentally sustainable and economically successful. Located in the heart of wine country, the Wine Science Center is the largest and most advanced facility of its kind world-wide and is ready to serve as a gathering place to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support local, regional, national and international collaboration, and provide a catalyst for research breakthroughs.
Blended Learning fosters hands-on learning and collaboration by partnering students with Washington grape growers and winemakers to create project-based wines. Students are involved in monitoring grapes through ripening, harvest, crush, fermentation, aging and creating the final blend. Released annually, Blended Learning wines give students experience in all aspects of the production process.