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Southern Oregon Wine Institute

Processing GrapesThe Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) was established in 2008 at UCC as the first viticulture and enology program in Oregon outside the Willamette Valley.

SOWI offers degree, certificate and continuing education programs that merge conventional classroom training with experiential learning, providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to either support existing growers and winemakers or establish ventures of their own.

The vision of the state-of-the-art facility to house SOWI programs includes:

  • Living laboratory of student-cultivated vineyards
  • Commercial-scale winemaking facility.
  • Private testing facility to serve all regional winemakers.
  • Wine incubator to help artisans plan, start and market their wineries and save the significant costs of starting a winery.
  • Event center for conferences, meetings and receptions.

This will be the catalyst southern Oregon’s burgeoning wine industry needs to spark the region’s economic resurgence.

Tasting Room Hours

Tayja Owsley, Beverage Captain at Southern Oregon Wine InstituteTayja Owsley, SOWI Beverage Captain, is on hand to serve wines for your tasting enjoyment.

Hours:

Friday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 5 p.m.

View / download SOWI Tasting Room Menu

Proceeds from wine sales and incubator fees will directly support the Southern Oregon Wine Institute equipment maintenance and capital improvement fund.

Map & Directions

Southern Oregon Wine Institute
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-SOWI (7694)
Summer Hours (June 16 - September 12): 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday