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 “History of the Vineyards” Lecture at Linfield College

April 9, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

Join winegrower Ken Wright and author and journalist Jim Gullo for an evening lecture at Linfield College at 7:30 p.m. on May 1. The talk grows out of a series of reports that Wright commissioned Gullo [...]

Save 15% on Upcoming WISE Academy DTC Classes

April 6, 2017|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Education, Grapevine|Tags: , , |

Popular Oregon Wine Symposium presenters WISE Academy are hosting a series of classes on DTC sales and marketing in the Willamette Valley throughout June. Employees of Oregon wineries can save 15% off registration using code [...]

OWA Immigration Series

April 6, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

Changes in federal immigration policy enforcement have led many in our wine community to ask what steps they can take to protect their businesses and communicate effectively with their workforces. In order to respond to [...]

Get Ready for Oregon Wine Month (Grapevine Letter)

March 27, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

Dear friends, Spring is officially upon us, which means that Oregon Wine Month is right around the corner – just five short weeks away. The OWB marketing team has been preparing campaign materials, presenting to [...]

Attend an Agricultural Labor Laws Forum in Hood River

March 27, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

An agricultural labor laws seminar for growers and farm labor contractors will take place in Hood River on Apr. 11. This event has been coordinated to inform and educate agricultural employers and their supervisory personnel on [...]

Oregon Wins Big at 2017 TEXSOM International Wine Awards

March 26, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|Tags: , |

At the beginning of January the OWB issued a call for wines on behalf of the TEXSOM International Wine Awards (TIWA) in hopes of increasing Oregon’s representation and the results were staggering. The 2017 results were announced [...]

Support Our Industry by Completing Your Census

March 24, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every year the Oregon wine industry receives an important request for census information. The data is confidentially gathered and analyzed by the Southern Oregon University Research Center (SOURCE) and is essential for communicating industry grape [...]

Wine Studies Workshops Offered at Chemeketa Community College

March 24, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: , , , , , |

Chemeketa Community College is offering a variety of workshops for vineyard management and wine business from late January through June. Advanced Vineyard Management Workshops - Held at the NW Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Eola Organic [...]

Register Now for 2017 Grape Day

March 24, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: , , , |

Join the Oregon Wine Research Institute and its researchers from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 6 at Oregon State University for its annual event highlighting research relevant to the Oregon wine industry. The [...]

Check out the 2017 Oregon Wine Month Toolkit

March 24, 2017|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|Tags: , , , |

The 2017 Oregon Wine Month toolkit is now live on the OWB industry site, with resources to help you and your distributor partners get ready for May. The toolkit has two sections: one for direct [...]