OWB Blog

Letter from the OWB Chairman | September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

Dear friends, Autumn in our wine industry: a time for harvest to commence and the timeless annual transfer of natural and artistic expression from the vine to winemaker to consumer. Autumn is also a particularly [...]

Submit Nominations for the 2018 Oregon Wine Industry Awards

September 8, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , |

Each year at the Oregon Wine Symposium, industry leaders are recognized for their contributions to the Oregon wine industry. Nominations for the Oregon Wine Industry Awards are now open. Award recipients will be recognized and [...]

Oregon Wines Fly Free – Fall 2017 Promotion

September 8, 2017|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Oregon Wines Fly Free, OWB Blog|Tags: , |

This fall, we are working in collaboration with our partners at Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines to promote Oregon Wines Fly Free through a consumer sweepstakes. One lucky winner and guest will fly to Oregon, [...]

Measures for Mitigating Smoke Taint in Wines

September 6, 2017|Categories: Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: |

Prepared by Bree Boskov MW, OWB Education Manager With wild fires blazing across much of Oregon and smoke now hanging in many of our winegrowing regions, the Oregon Wine Board is making available to the [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | August 29, 2017

August 28, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

Dear friends, Thank you to the growers and winemakers from around the state who answered the call to provide input helping guide the Oregon Wine Board in allocating resources addressing our industry’s challenges and opportunities. [...]

TEXSOM 2017 Sponsorship Recap

August 28, 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 [...]

Apply Now to be Considered for the Oregon Wine Board of Directors

August 28, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , , |

There are expected to be two (2) openings on the nine-member Oregon Wine Board starting in Jan. 2018. Applications for those positions are being accepted until Sept. 30. The governor’s Oregon Wine Board appointees are [...]

Al MacDonald / LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship Fund

August 15, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , , |

The Oregon wine industry employs many promising young people of color. Our goal is to provide assistance to first-generation students enrolled in the Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. Funds will be [...]

Update Your Tasting Room Listing Information

August 15, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Oregon Wine Touring Guide, OWB Blog, Tasting Room Listings|Tags: , |

In anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Oregon Wine Touring Guide, which will be released in February, please take a few minutes to ensure that the information the OWB has on record about your tasting room [...]

Wine Enthusiast Call for Wine and Announcements

August 14, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , , |

Wine Enthusiast is producing a special “bookazine” focused on the Pacific Northwest. Writer Paul Gregutt will be covering many Oregon wineries, winemakers and wine tourism opportunities. Paul has specifically asked for more Oregon wines to review, [...]