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 [...]

Direct to Consumer Sales Insights and Recap – May 2017

June 15, 2017|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

To compile useful resources for the industry, the Oregon Wine Board staff attended three DtC education events: DtC Seminar featuring WISE Academy, e-Cellar, ShipCompliant, Oregon Wine Services  – May 4 Vin65 Roadshow – May 9 Silicon Valley Bank Wine Sales Videocast – May 17 As DtC execution varies greatly from brand to brand, a spectrum [...]

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 [...]

Announcing New Partnership With TEXSOM

June 8, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

The annual TEXSOM conference is considered by many to be the most prominent and influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., offering seminars, networking opportunities and rare chances to taste premium wines from around the world. The conference boasts an impressive list of attendees including sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributor/importer executives and sales reps, [...]

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 [...]

Share Your Thoughts on Oregon Wines Fly Free

June 5, 2017|Grapevine, Oregon Wines Fly Free, OWB Blog|

Your feedback is the strongest compass we can reference so please take a moment to share your thoughts with us. Earlier this year the Oregon Wine Board, along with our partners at Alaska Airlines and Travel Oregon, renewed the Oregon Wines Fly Free program into 2019. The program provides consumers a strong incentive to visit [...]