Oregon State University has been conducting vineyard research projects at Woodhall III Vineyard (WHV) since the late 1980’s. Dr. Frank Baynes and his wife, Betty purchased the property and planted the first vines in 1976. In 1986, they donated the property to Oregon State for use as a research vineyard. Woodhall is a 26-acre property located in the northern part of Lower Long Tom American Viticultural Area (AVA), in the coastal mountain range west of Alpine, Oregon. The property is primarily on a south-facing slope, 450 to 700 feet in elevation, with approximately 9 acres suitable for wine grape production. 

Renovations of the property and facilities occurred since 2015, and more recent equipment upgrades continue to occur for site operation and safety. Each renovation and upgrade make it a modern and suitable research site. Many of these changes have been due to long-term dedication of OSU Farm Manager, Scott Robbins, whose tireless dedication to this vineyard has been instrumental in its success. Another significant development was the hire of a full-time farm manager since 2022, Justin Litwin, who has been a vital part of continued growth and use of Woodhall Vineyard.

The research facility is home to an AgriMet Cooperative Agricultural Weather Network weather station that is providing public-access weather data to producers and the public in the south Willamette Valley. The weather station was funded by OSU’s Oregon Wine Research Institute (OWRI) and installed in October 2020. The weather station annual maintenance is funded by the OWRI.  

Woodhall continues to perform advanced "vine to wine" research to meet the core mission of OWRI and other researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Current projects include research on rootstocks, canopy management, crop load, herbicide efficacy and tolerance, grapevine trunk disease prevention, and wildfire smoke exposure impacts, among others. The location also provides learning opportunity for students (both degree-based and Extension) to train on basic skills, learn new insights from research, and visually see the impacts of long-term research that is not available in commercial vineyards in the region.