Letter from Tom Danowski | July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, First off, please don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to offer your opinions on the effectiveness of our work at the Oregon Wine Board in support of your businesses. Our industry satisfaction survey is open now and requires only about four to five minutes of your time. The survey results are studied carefully and [...]

Release of 2016 Grape Pricing Data and Update on 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

July 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Winery & Vineyard Report|

Thank you to all who completed the 2016 census form. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Click here to view the preliminary prices per ton for grapes at the regional and state levels from the 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census. If you have any questions about this report, please [...]

OWB’s 2016-17 Fiscal Year Top 10 Highlights

July 5, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Jun. 30 marked the conclusion of our 2016-17 fiscal year, and the OWB team is proud to have delivered a broad range of initiatives to help Oregon wine industry members meet their most pressing business challenges. We've put together a brief video recapping our top 10 highlights from the year. Have a look: The end [...]

Oregon Winegrowers Association Announces the Reference Toolbox

June 29, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Just released by the Oregon Winegrowers Association, the Reference Toolbox is a dynamic online business support center that OWA members can access on-demand to learn more about the regulatory, policy and legislative environment critical to their business. It is an exclusive OWA member benefit designed with member input since its inception. The Reference Toolbox incorporates extensive [...]

Research Update: Determining the Role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 in the Timing of Ripening Initiation in Vitis vinifera

June 27, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Laurent Deluc, associate professor of grape genomics at OSU and OWRI, has prepared an update on research he is leading into the role of auxin-response factor 4 in the timing of ripening of Vitis vinifera. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program, as [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Announcing New Partnership With GuildSomm

June 8, 2017|OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

"A Tour of Oregon" podcast episode recently premiered  GuildSomm is a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals that helps members expand their knowledge of the wine world, network, and stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. The Oregon Wine Board has partnered with GuildSomm to produce an hour-long podcast and a ten [...]

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 [...]