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 [...]

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 [...]

Oregon Wine Month Survey – How’d It Go?

June 1, 2017|Oregon Wine Month, OWB Blog|

Share your thoughts on Oregon Wine Month - your feedback is vital to strengthening our programs Oregon Wine Month 2017 is in the books! Thanks to all of you who came out in force to help make May a great success. We saw creative events in tasting rooms, enticing specials on mailing lists, impressive in-store [...]

Research Update: Nitrogen Management in the Vineyard and in the Winery

May 30, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Paul Schreiner, research plant physiologist, USDA-ARS and Oregon Wine Research Institute, has prepared an update on research he is leading regarding nitrogen management in the vineyard and in the winery. This project receives funding from the Oregon Wine Board as part of its viticulture and enology research grant program. Read Dr. Schreiner's research update here.

Letter from the OWB Chairman | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

Dear friends, Distribution and the 3-tier system continue to be ongoing and heated topics of debate in our industry. Recently I had the opportunity to attend my 25th Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention, where I had meetings with principals from over 40 leading U.S. wine distributors. You may recall that in 2015 [...]

Post Your Solar Eclipse Events

May 19, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

As you're no doubt aware, a total solar eclipse will roll across Oregon on Aug. 21. The path of totality - that is the narrow band that will experience total darkness - will make North American landfall on the Oregon coast before passing over the central Willamette Valley and into Idaho over the Snake River [...]