Lecturer in Viticulture
Russell Moss is a lecturer in viticulture at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, he served the Willamette Valley as the vineyard management instructor at Chemeketa Community College and represented Sunridge Nursery. Russell was also the viticulturist for Domaine Serene/Chateau de la Crée. He received two master's degrees concurrently from Virginia Tech: one in viticulture and the other in enology. His master's work focused on nitrogen management in cover-cropped vineyards in Virginia and the impact of various N management strategies on vine physiology and juice/wine quality. Prior to grad school, Russell managed vineyards in Central Otago, New Zealand and received his bachelor’s degree in viticulture and oenology from Lincoln University. His technical work on grapes and wine has been published in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and South Africa. Russell’s connection to Oregon remains strong with his folks being Umpquats hailing from Roseburg, but who currently reside in Florence, Oregon. Russell continues to maintain a residence in Salem, Oregon.