The Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) was established in 2008 at Umpqua Community College. With a mission to serve the wineries of Southern Oregon as a resource for skilled winery workers, the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning & Event Center was created. The SOWI facilities are accessible to the wine industry community and continue to raise the profile of the winegrowing regions that surround it.
This state-of-the-art facility includes a living laboratory of student-cultivated vineyards, a well-designed gravity flow crush pad, a temperature controlled cellar (ideal for barrel aging) and essential equipment needed for transferring, filtering and packaging wine. All of this is included in SOWI’s incubator program, which allows start-up wineries to produce high quality wines, while putting their start-up capital where it is really needed. Besides serving as a venue to pour SOWI’s award winning wines, the SOWI tasting room offers amazing views, and space available to the public to rent for special events.
For more information on learning opportunities, the SOWI Incubator program or facility rental, please contact:
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