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Oregon Wine Board Releases 2016-17 Annual Report

September 22, 2017|Grapevine|

The Oregon Wine Board's annual report recaps the achievements of the past fiscal year across marketing, education and research. It also recognizes the Directors and committee members who have dedicated countless volunteer hours towards advancing the industry. Read the annual report.

Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Tasting and Review Program

September 22, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The letter below was shared by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, announcing its 2018 editorial and tasting/review schedule. Submission deadlines and instructions are included within the linked documents. Dear Submitter: Another year is upon us, and with it comes more opportunity to have your wines, spirits and beers reviewed by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The 2018 editorial year [...]

OSU Seeks Fermentation Instructor/Advisor

September 22, 2017|Grapevine|

Oregon State University's department of food science and technology seeks nominations and applications for a Fermentation Instructor/Advisor. This will be a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term appointment: 50% teaching, 40% advising and 10% service. The position will support the instructional and advising needs of the undergraduate Fermentation Science option program in Food Science and Technology. Primary [...]

Registration Open for the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium

September 22, 2017|Education, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Symposium, OWB Blog|

Registration is open for the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium, Feb. 20-21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Symposium comprises two full days of global wine industry experts sharing the latest advances in viticulture, enology and the business of wine, making it a must-attend event for everyone from winery and vineyard owners to sales [...]

Upcoming OSU Study on Oregon Wine Clubs: Your Participation Requested

September 13, 2017|Grapevine, Market/Economic Research, OWB Blog|

Wineries across Oregon have been contacted and invited to participate in the research described below. If you have not been contacted but would like to participate in the study, please contact James Sterns at OSU. Dear friends, During the past year, Oregon State University business and economics faculty conducted a listening tour around the state [...]

Letter from the OWB Chairman | September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, Autumn in our wine industry: a time for harvest to commence and the timeless annual transfer of natural and artistic expression from the vine to winemaker to consumer. Autumn is also a particularly important time on the business side. In the wine trade, the acronym OND (October, November, December) marks the time when [...]

2017 OWA Professional Member Satisfaction Survey

September 11, 2017|Grapevine|

The 2016-2017 Oregon Winegrowers Association (OWA) professional membership satisfaction survey is now available. They are asking for full participation as they use this data to evaluate current programs and create more advantageous membership benefits. They ask for member input just once each year, and the survey takes only 5-7 minutes. Plus you can be entered [...]

September 2017 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

September 8, 2017|Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts|

On Sept. 4, Dr. Greg Jones of Linfield College published an updated weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at August conditions, provides an updated drought watch, and forecasts September, October and November 2017. Read the report here.

Submit Nominations for the 2018 Oregon Wine Industry Awards

September 8, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Each year at the Oregon Wine Symposium, industry leaders are recognized for their contributions to the Oregon wine industry. Nominations for the Oregon Wine Industry Awards are now open. Award recipients will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Luncheon at the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium. Nominations close Nov. 15 with award recipients being selected and [...]

Statewide Call for Oregon Pinot Camp Wineries

September 8, 2017|Grapevine|

Planning for Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC) 2018 is underway. The dates for OPC 2018 are Jun. 23 - 26, 2018. Celebrating its 19th year, OPC continues to be one of the finest educational and promotional trade events in the world attracting top wine buyers around the globe. More than 4,000 individuals have attended and learned about [...]