The Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) was established in 2008 at Umpqua Community College. Housed in the beautiful Danny Lang Teaching, Learning & Event Center, built in 2010. The facility includes:
- Living laboratory of student-cultivated vineyards
- Commercial-scale winemaking facility.
- 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 available to the public to reserve.