Items for Sale on the Industry Marketplace 

March 13, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

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 sale, complete this short form. For questions, contact OWB.

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

March 13, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

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 regions and grape varieties across the state. The Board and its Research Committee have a proven RFA process for soliciting [...]

Offering an Industry Educational Event?

March 13, 2017|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

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 also be promoted in the Grapevine and on the industry website. If your organization is hosting an industry educational event [...]

Attend a US Department of Labor Wine Industry Forum on Jan. 31

January 30, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Workshop|

To help you better understand labor laws and how to comply, please join the Oregon Winegrowers Association for a forum with representatives of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Jan. 31 at Linfield College in McMinnville. Representatives will be on hand to provide information on [...]

Letter from the Chairman | January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Happy New Year to my friends and colleagues in our great Oregon wine industry! I am very honored to serve as your Oregon Wine Board chairman for 2017. I had the opportunity to come to Oregon in 2001 with my wife Karen and family as part of a 17-year career with the King Estate Winery. [...]

Report 2016 Spray Drift Damage

January 17, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

With the 2016 growing season in the rear view mirror, please take a few moments to complete the Oregon Winegrowers Association's internal wine industry survey if you experienced spray drift damage at your vineyard. Timely reporting is one of our industry’s most valuable tools in highlighting the scope and magnitude of drift incidents and allowing us [...]

Attend ORLA’s Taste Oregon Legislative Reception

January 17, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Learn how you can make a difference in Oregon by joining hospitality industry peers at the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association's Taste Oregon Legislative Reception on Feb. 28 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Salem Convention Center. This is the hospitality industry’s opportunity to showcase its strength before lawmakers in Salem. Taste Oregon provides a [...]

Attend the OSU Food and Fermentation Sciences Career Fair

January 17, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

If you have internship opportunities or are looking for full time employees, the OSU Food and Fermentation Science Career Fair is set for Feb. 7 from 4 - 6 p.m.  As in the past, participating companies are given a table to set up information, which provides students and alumni an opportunity to stop by and [...]

Attend the WVWA 2017 Annual Membership Meeting

January 17, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Willamette Valley Wines had an incredible 2016! Join the Willamette Valley Wineries Association on Feb. 7 from 2 - 5:30 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center to celebrate the region's many accomplishments and welcome the new year. Learn about branding and marketing initiatives made possible by the success of the first trade auction, review the [...]

TTB Bond Requirement Exemption

January 17, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

As of Jan. 1 a winery that files its TTB excise taxes annually (owes <$1,000 in excise taxes/year) or quarterly (owes ≤ $50,000 excise taxes/year) will be exempt from the bond requirement. The TTB bond exemption will not be automatically granted. Existing qualifying wineries must notify the TTB that they believe they are eligible for [...]