Promoting innovation through experimentation in the wine industry

The Winemakers Research Exchange is a non-profit organization of Virginia winemakers pursuing quality improvement through practical experimentation in vineyards and wineries.

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Evaluating experiments though chemical and sensory analysis

Experimental results are evaluated using appropriate chemical measures. Sensory sessions allow for blind tasting and group discussion of each project.

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Sharing results broadly

Results from past experiments are shared during sensory sessions, on the website, through newsletters, and at regional and national meetings.

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Upcoming Events

2024 Virginia Governor's Cup

Thursday, March 7, 20246:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Eastern Winery Exposition in Syracuse, N.Y.

Tuesday, March 12, 20249:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum: Addressing Climate Change Challenges

Wednesday, March 20, 202412:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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We are hiring! 

The WRE is seeking an Exchange Coordinator to work with the Research Enologist and Cider Specialist to support production scale experiments testing practical questions in Virginia vineyards, wineries, orchards and cideries. This position offers a high degree of time flexibility, an opportunity to learn the latest approaches in winemaking, and the chance to be at the forefront of innovation in Virginia wine!

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