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Letter from Tom Danowski | June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, In case you missed them, there were some important developments within our Oregon wine community recently: Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden in Jacksonville made history by becoming the world’s first tasting room to earn the Living Building Challenge certification. Living Building standards are the world’s most rigorous for green buildings, striving for net-zero or [...]

BC Wine Grape Council’s Enology and Viticulture Conference

June 16, 2017|Education, Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

The 18th annual BC Wine Grape Council’s Enology and Viticulture Conference and Tradeshow will take place in Penticton, BC on Jul. 17-18. The conference includes over 22 presentations in viticulture and enology including sessions on remote sensing, imaging and drones, disease updates on leafroll and brown marmormated stink bugs, irrigation management, leaf removal and wine [...]

Willamette Valley Wineries Association Announces New Executive Director

June 14, 2017|Grapevine|

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) and Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC) have hired a new Executive Director to fill the role left by retiring leader Sue Horstmann. Morgen McLaughlin will assume the position on July 24th, taking command of these two key industry associations that have helped establish Oregon’s Willamette Valley as one of the great wine producing [...]

Summer 2017 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

June 6, 2017|Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts, Winery & Vineyard Report|

On Jun. 6, Dr. Greg Jones of Southern Oregon University published a Summer 2017 weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at May conditions, provides an updated drought watch, and forecasts June, July and August 2017. Read the report here.

Letter from the Marketing Director | June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, On behalf of the team here at the Oregon Wine Board, I’d like to say thank you to all of you who joined in to make Oregon Wine Month a great success. With your collaboration, May was unmistakably dedicated to Oregon wine at retailers and restaurants around the region, you were extra creative [...]

OVS Chemical and Fertilizer Container Recycling Day 2017

June 5, 2017|Grapevine|

On Friday, Jun. 30, OVS will be offering free recycling services for chemical and fertilizer containers at their McMinnville and Salem locations. OVS McMinnville 2700 St. Joseph Road McMinnville, OR 97128 503.435.2700 OVS Salem 3526 Brooks Ave. NE Salem, OR 97301 503.437.5509 Both locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. OVS advises [...]

Offer for Free Aerial Vine-Vigor Vineyard Mapping

June 5, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

Hawk Aerial's proprietary Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) vineyard mapping service has been developed to specifically quantify vigor in grapevines. Hawk Aerial is offering FREE 10-acre trials of their EVI vine-vigor mapping service. This offer carries no obligations - they want to provide viticulture professionals with the opportunity to use and evaluate our precision data-collection and analysis [...]

American Wine Society 2017 Commercial Wine Competition

June 2, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine|

In its 50th year of existence, the American Wine Society (AWS) invites your winery to compete in the 2017 AWS Commercial Wine Competition being held Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. The AWS is the largest consumer-based wine organization in the U.S. It has conducted this prestigious Commercial Wine Competition annually for more than 30 years. The [...]

OWA Immigration Forum- Southern Oregon

June 2, 2017|Grapevine|

After a great response to its Apr. 20 forum in Newberg, the Oregon Winegrowers Association is taking this forum to Southern Oregon with the Oregon Farm Bureau. Presenters include representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS), in addition to an expert attorney who serves as legal counsel [...]

Michigan Distributor Seeking New Oregon Producer Partners

June 2, 2017|Grapevine|

U.S. Wine Imports, distributor of specialty wine based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is seeking to expand its Oregon portfolio. This firm has eight sales reps and just celebrated 10 years of business. They sell primarily to restaurants and independent retailers but do work with larger chains such as Target, Kroger, Whole Foods, Costco, Cost Plus, etc. [...]