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.

Letter from Tom Danowski | June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

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 [...]

BC Wine Grape Council’s Enology and Viticulture Conference

June 16, 2017|Categories: Education, Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Direct to Consumer Sales Insights and Recap – May 2017

June 15, 2017|Categories: Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Willamette Valley Wineries Association Announces New Executive Director

June 14, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

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, [...]

Announcing New Partnership With TEXSOM

June 8, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Summer 2017 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

June 6, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts, Winery & Vineyard Report|Tags: , |

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, [...]

Letter from the Marketing Director | June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

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 [...]

OVS Chemical and Fertilizer Container Recycling Day 2017

June 5, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Offer for Free Aerial Vine-Vigor Vineyard Mapping

June 5, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Share Your Thoughts on Oregon Wines Fly Free

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

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 [...]