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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.

Wine Management Professional Series Now Available at Linfield College

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

The Oregon wine industry has grown exponentially in the past 20 years and is in need of employees who can contribute valuable expertise to enhance the growth and more importantly, the profitability of wineries that [...]

Participate in the Wine Industry Immersion Program at Linfield College

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

Every Tuesday and Thursday from Jun. 13 through Aug. 3, Linfield College will offer the Wine Industry Immersion Program. Each session will be taught by a diverse set of seasoned industry professionals, and will encompass the wine production process [...]

Items for Sale on the Industry Marketplace 

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

Every day new items are being listed on the Industry Marketplace. Located on the Oregon Wine Industry website, the Marketplace has been expanded to include listings for bulk wine, equipment and job opportunities. To list items for [...]

An Update Regarding Industry Requests of the Oregon Wine Board for Funding

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

The Oregon Wine Board is committed to effectively investing the resources with which it is entrusted to support technical research, education and marketing programs consistent with its mission to advance the interests of all grapegrowing [...]

Offering an Industry Educational Event?

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

The OWB is dedicated to providing members of our community with educational offerings as part of its mandate. In addition to the educational seminars sponsored by the OWB, educational opportunities hosted by third-party organizations can [...]

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

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

International Bulk Wine and Spirits show is an annual trade show and conference, open to trade professionals only, which takes place in San Francisco, CA. IBWSS will give wineries, importers, supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, distilleries and [...]

Call for International Success Stories

March 24, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, International Marketing|Tags: , , , , |

Showing the USDA that Market Access Program funds are being used effectively and that activities are resulting in increased international sales and representation for Oregon wineries is essential for continued grant funding. If you have [...]

Submit Samples for International Wine Review Special Report on Rosé of Pinot Noir

March 24, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine|Tags: , , |

The International Wine Review is soliciting samples of rosé made from Pinot noir for a special spring 2017 report on this style of wine.  Wineries interested in submitting samples should do so by Apr. 15.  The [...]

Airbnb Seeking Wine Hosts for New Experience Feature

March 24, 2017|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Grapevine|Tags: , |

Airbnb recently announced a new experience feature that helps guests connect more deeply with local communities. They are looking for individuals interested in hosting a wine experience within 90 minutes of Portland. Airbnb Experiences offer a unique [...]

Recruiting Industry Research Collaborators for the OSU Statewide Crop Load Project – 2017

March 23, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: , , |

Dr. Patty Skinkis, viticulture extension specialist at Oregon State University, is recruiting new vineyard and winery partners in the project during 2017. If you produce Pinot noir or Chardonnay in Oregon and are interested in [...]