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Research Update: Integrative studies of vector-related field epidemiology for grapevine red blotch-associated virus

February 16, 2017|OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Grapevine virus diseases are of serious concern for vineyard managers and winemakers in all Western production regions. Grapevine red blotch-associated virus (GRBaV) impacts grape berry quality. Growers and scientists alike have noticed a consistently lower °Brix at harvest of infected vines, resulting in removal of symptomatic vines from vineyards. What's more concerning is that GRBaV [...]

Last Chance to Register for the 2017 Oregon Wine Symposium

February 16, 2017|Oregon Wine Symposium|

The 2017 Oregon Wine Symposium takes place next week at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. You won't want to miss two full days of industry thought leaders and experts covering the most relevant topics in viticulture, enology and wine business, plus the Northwest’s largest wine industry trade show featuring more than 170 exhibitors. The Symposium is a [...]

Event Logistics for the Oregon Wine Symposium

February 16, 2017|Oregon Wine Symposium|

The Oregon Wine Symposium is next week! Here is some information you will need before you arrive. Symposium Location Oregon Convention Center Exhibit Halls B - C and Oregon Ballrooms 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 Please note: This year's Symposium will be held in different exhibit halls than in the past. [...]

Attend the 6th Annual PDX Urban Wineries Industry Tasting

February 14, 2017|Grapevine|

The PDX Urban Wineries Association invites all members of the Oregon wine industry to join them for the 6th annual industry wine tasting on Feb. 22 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Enso Winery. This tasting is a great time to unwind after the Oregon Wine Symposium and have a chance to check out what [...]

Join the Oregon Malbec Association 

February 14, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine|

A group of Malbec producers are forming the Oregon Malbec Association. The goal of the association is to promote Oregon Malbec in all aspects, from advancing vineyard management and winemaking techniques, to developing and nurturing production and sales in both domestic and international markets. If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member, contact [...]

Participate in Minnesota Monthly’s Food and Wine Experience

February 14, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine|

Join Minnesota Monthly’s 23rd Annual Food and Wine Experience in Minneapolis, MN. Taking place Mar. 4 - 5, this two-day upscale culinary sampling event is a great opportunity to showcase your brand to more than 5,500 wine enthusiasts and grow your sales in the upper Midwest. Registration is closing soon so contact Jamie Flaws for more [...]

Attend the Climate Extremes Research Symposium

February 14, 2017|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

In the Pacific Northwest, recent warmer spring and summer temperatures have led to: Earlier harvests Early fall frosts before vines are fully dormant Generally mild winters with several cold snaps Sharp declines in temperature through early spring. These heat and cold extremes can be damaging to grapevines, impact fruit quality and influence winemaking decisions. Attend [...]

Registration Now Open for the Third Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

February 14, 2017|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The third annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium is scheduled for Mar. 14. The program will be held at Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Click here to view a list of speakers and topics or to register.

Attend an Upcoming Agricultural Labor Laws Forum

February 14, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

The State of Oregon’s WorkSource Yamhill is hosting an agricultural labor laws training forum for growers, farm labor contractors, agricultural supervisors and crew leaders on federal and state labor and safety requirements on Feb. 23 in McMinnville. This free training will be offered in English and Spanish to help you protect you and your migrant, seasonal [...]

Pre-Order the 2017 Official Oregon Wine Touring Guide Now

February 14, 2017|Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Touring Guide|

The 2017 Official Oregon Wine Touring Guide is printing today. Now is your chance to pre-order a box of this comprehensive 88-page magazine for your tasting room. This guide is full of compelling editorial, beautiful photography, six regional itineraries and – importantly – tasting room listings with maps that have been redesigned to improve the user experience. [...]