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.

Decanter Asia Wine Awards

June 29, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine|Tags: , |

Decanter is the trusted source of wine information and recommendations in Asia. The Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) was launched six years ago by Decanter, the world’s leading wine media brand, with the sole purpose [...]

List or Search Grapes for Sale on the Marketplace

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

If you are looking for a buyer for your grapes, or interested in buying grapes, don't forget to check out the Marketplace on the OWB's industry website. In 2016, the Marketplace replaced the Grape Matching [...]

Research Update: Determining the Role of Auxin-Response Factor 4 in the Timing of Ripening Initiation in Vitis vinifera

June 27, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: , |

Dr. Laurent Deluc, associate professor of grape genomics at OSU and OWRI, has prepared an update on research he is leading into the role of auxin-response factor 4 in the timing of ripening of Vitis vinifera. [...]

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 [...]