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The Grapevine Newsletter

The Grapevine Newsletter is distributed every two weeks to members of the Oregon wine community. These members include all winery and vineyard employees, regional associations, legislators, wine industry academics and current Oregon Winegrowers Association service members. If you are associated with one or more of these groups but are not receiving the Grapevine Newsletter, please sign up to hear from the OWB.

Attend the 6th Annual PDX Urban Wineries Industry Tasting

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

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 [...]

Join the Oregon Malbec Association 

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine|Tags: |

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 [...]

Participate in Minnesota Monthly’s Food and Wine Experience

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine|Tags: |

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 [...]

Attend the Climate Extremes Research Symposium

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: |

In the Pacific Northwest, recent warmer spring and summer temperatures have led to earlier harvests, early fall frosts are happening before vines are fully dormant, generally mild winters are experiencing several cold snaps, and sharp [...]

Registration Now Open for the Third Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: |

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 [...]

Attend an Upcoming Agricultural Labor Laws Forum

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: |

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 [...]

Pre-Order the 2017 Official Oregon Wine Touring Guide Now

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Touring Guide|Tags: |

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 [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | February 14, 2017

By |February 14, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

Dear friends, We’re one week away from the 2017 Oregon Wine Symposium. Tickets are still available and Oregon Winegrowers Association members can still capture their discounts. This year, an all-access Symposium ticket includes the networking reception [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | January 31, 2017

By |January 31, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

Dear friends, As you review your business results from 2016 and plan out the coming year, you might find some of these topline benchmark numbers helpful for comparison. Nielsen data for 2016 measuring off-premise wine [...]

Attend the USA Trade Tasting and Conference

By |January 31, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|Tags: , |

USA Trade Tasting (USATT) will be held May 16-17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This annual trade event helps producers connect with importers, distributors, retailers and the U.S. press. The event is thematic so [...]