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.

LIVE / Oregon Wine Research Institute Field Day | August 7, 2017

July 26, 2017|Categories: Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology, Workshop|

Join LIVE and the Oregon Wine Research Institute on Monday, August 7 at Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood, Oregon for an expert-led overview of issues impacting sustainability in vineyards. The LIVE Field Day is open to [...]

Massachusetts Distributor Seeking New Oregon Producer Partners

July 20, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|Tags: , |

Wine Cask Imports, a small importer/distributor in Massachusetts, is seeking to expand its Oregon portfolio. They have been in business for twelve years and their team of four knowledgeable sales-people focuses on the high-population regions of [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

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 [...]

Take the Annual OWB Industry Satisfaction Survey by Jul. 21

July 18, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

The OWB team and board rely on your candid feedback as we develop programming to strengthen the Oregon Wine brand and advance the interests of growers and winemakers around the state. Please help by participating [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Updated Summer 2017 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

July 10, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts, Winery & Vineyard Report|Tags: , , |

On Jul. 6, Dr. Greg Jones of Southern Oregon University published an updated Summer 2017 weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at June conditions, provides an updated drought watch, and forecasts [...]

OWB’s 2016-17 Fiscal Year Top 10 Highlights

July 5, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

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 [...]

Oregon Wine Experience Barrel Auction

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

The Oregon Wine Experience is seeking wineries to participate in the Founders' Barrel Auction on Friday, Aug. 25. The auction presents an opportunity for wineries to gain exposure to clients who purchase multiple cases, including restaurants, [...]

Announcing the 2017 Oregon Wine Month Reps of the Year

June 29, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, Trade Marketing|Tags: , |

After extensive deliberation, the Oregon Wine Board would like to congratulate the 2017 Oregon Wine Month Rep of the Year Award winners: Brad Hammond of Young’s Market Co. and Margo Durdel of Oregon Brand Management! [...]

Oregon Winegrowers Association Announces the Reference Toolbox

June 29, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , |

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 [...]