Update on International Marketing Activities (Grapevine Newsletter)

April 11, 2017|Grapevine, International Marketing, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

It has been an exciting start to the year for Oregon wine in international markets. In the past two months many of your industry colleagues have carried the flag for Oregon in seven different countries by participating in Oregon Wine Board-organized trade tastings and educational seminars. Our consistent presence in those markets is paying off [...]

Come Share Your Winery’s Story with the OWB Team

April 10, 2017|Grapevine|

The OWB team always likes getting to know the wineries and vineyards we represent. Wineries are invited to OWB’s office to share their wines and brand story with us at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know our organization better, ask questions of us and share your [...]

Read the Spring 2017 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

April 9, 2017|Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts|

Dr. Greg Jones of Southern Oregon University has published an updated Spring 2017 weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at the first quarter of 2017 and forward through the next 90 days. Read the report here.

Attend “History of the Vineyards” Lecture at Linfield College

April 9, 2017|Grapevine|

Join winegrower Ken Wright and author and journalist Jim Gullo for an evening lecture at Linfield College at 7:30 p.m. on May 1. The talk grows out of a series of reports that Wright commissioned Gullo to undertake that explore the histories and land usages of the 13 Willamette Valley vineyard properties that Wright farms and/or [...]

Save 15% on Upcoming WISE Academy DTC Classes

April 6, 2017|Consumer Marketing, Education, Grapevine|

Popular Oregon Wine Symposium presenters WISE Academy are hosting a series of classes on DTC sales and marketing in the Willamette Valley throughout June. Employees of Oregon wineries can save 15% off registration using code OWB15. June 5, 9 & 15 WISE #213 WINE CLUB MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE Develop and manage a club with loyal members [...]

OWA Immigration Series

April 6, 2017|Grapevine|

Changes in federal immigration policy enforcement have led many in our wine community to ask what steps they can take to protect their businesses and communicate effectively with their workforces. In order to respond to the need for guidance and information, the Oregon Winegrowers Association has arranged two critical members-only educational opportunities in April. An [...]

Oregon Wins Big at 2017 TEXSOM International Wine Awards

March 26, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

At the beginning of January the OWB issued a call for wines on behalf of the TEXSOM International Wine Awards (TIWA) in hopes of increasing Oregon’s representation and the results were staggering. The 2017 results were announced on Monday, Mar. 20 and, thanks to your efforts, the number of award-winning wines from Oregon more than doubled compared to [...]

Support Our Industry by Completing Your Census

March 24, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Every year the Oregon wine industry receives an important request for census information. The data is confidentially gathered and analyzed by the Southern Oregon University Research Center (SOURCE) and is essential for communicating industry grape pricing, economic impact, market growth and much more. The OWB has worked closely with SOURCE to streamline the census form [...]

Wine Studies Workshops Offered at Chemeketa Community College

March 24, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

Chemeketa Community College is offering a variety of workshops for vineyard management and wine business from late January through June. Advanced Vineyard Management Workshops - Held at the NW Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa Eola Organic Spray Programs for Grapes March 11, 9 am-2 pm Vineyard Water Management April 29, 9 am-2 pm Vineyard Workshops – [...]

Check out the 2017 Oregon Wine Month Toolkit

March 24, 2017|Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

The 2017 Oregon Wine Month toolkit is now live on the OWB industry site, with resources to help you and your distributor partners get ready for May. The toolkit has two sections: one for direct to consumer sales and tasting rooms; and one for sales reps, restaurants and retailers. Each section contains information about the [...]