The Grapevine Newsletter

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American Wine Society 2017 Commercial Wine Competition

June 2, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine|Tags: , , |

In its 50th year of existence, the American Wine Society (AWS) invites your winery to compete in the 2017 AWS Commercial Wine Competition being held Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. The AWS is the largest [...]

OWA Immigration Forum- Southern Oregon

June 2, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , , |

After a great response to its Apr. 20 forum in Newberg, the Oregon Winegrowers Association is taking this forum to Southern Oregon with the Oregon Farm Bureau. Presenters include representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement [...]

Michigan Distributor Seeking New Oregon Producer Partners

June 2, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

U.S. Wine Imports, distributor of specialty wine based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is seeking to expand its Oregon portfolio. This firm has eight sales reps and just celebrated 10 years of business. They sell primarily to [...]

Oregon Wine Symposium Content Now Open to View

June 2, 2017|Categories: Education, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Symposium|Tags: , |

Content from the 2017 Oregon Wine Symposium is now available for all to view. Until Jun. 1, the videos and presentation materials had been password protected, only available to Symposium attendees who completed the event [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Letter from the OWB Chairman | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|Tags: |

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) [...]

Nominate an Oregon Wine Month Rep of the Year

May 22, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, Trade Marketing|Tags: , |

Oregon Wine Month would not be possible without the hard-working distributor sales reps that call on top accounts, get those by-the-glass features and secure incredible retail display activity. In recognition of this, the OWB will [...]

Post Your Solar Eclipse Events

May 19, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Replay of Silicon Valley Bank’s DTC Wine Sales Videocast

May 19, 2017|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Education, Grapevine, Market/Economic Research|Tags: |

On May 17, Silicon Valley Bank presented a live videocast about the latest trends in direct-to-consumer sales. SVB also shared the results of their 2017 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Survey and discussed the highlights. Watch a replay of [...]

Travel Oregon’s Matching Grants Application Period Opens Jul. 10

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

The Travel Oregon Matching Grants Program makes awards available to eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local communities throughout the state. These projects support Travel Oregon’s mission of ‘a [...]