Oregon Viticulture Guide
by Edward Hellman
"Oregon Viticulture" is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to
successful strategies and methods for commercial vineyards in
Oregon that will be extremely valuable both for current wine-grape
growers and for prospective growers.
The volume is unique in its approach of combining the expertise
and experience of university researchers with that of professional
grape growers and winemakers-most chapters were written by at least
two authors with different perspectives.
"Oregon Viticulture" is the successor to the popular "Oregon
Wine-grape Growers Guide," with both broader coverage of more
topics and greater depth of coverage than the earlier book. It
emphasizes the importance of understanding the characteristics of a
vineyard site, matching grape varieties to the site, and selecting
and adjusting the most appropriate management practices for each
The structure and physiology of grapevines is concisely
summarized, and viticulture principles are introduced throughout
the book. Standard production practices are described, and separate
chapters discuss sustainable viticulture practices and organic
grape growing. In addition, "Oregon Viticulture" addresses
important business management topics not usually found in similar
books, including economics, marketing and contracts, compliance
with government regulations, and labor management.
Commercial wine-grape growers, students, researchers, serious
home viticulturists, and individuals with a strong interest in
Northwest wines and the wine industry will find
"Oregon Viticulture" to be a valuable reference and easy-to-use
textbook and guide.
Published in association with the Oregon Winegrowers'
About the Author
Edward W. Hellman has a Ph.D. in horticulture
and has conducted research and taught viticulture for twenty years.
From 1994 to 2000, he was an Associate Professor of viticulture at
Oregon State University. He is currently an Associate Professor of
viticulture at Texas A&M University and Texas Tech
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