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 Tom Danowski | January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Happy new year to all and welcome back. Here are a few quick announcements as you resume whatever you set aside over the holidays. First, in response to your input that prices for Oregon Wine Symposium tickets may have kept some of you away from our industry’s most popular event in years past, make that [...]

Register for the 2017 OWA Annual Meeting and Legislative Reception 

January 3, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

The Oregon Winegrowers Association will hold its 2017 annual meeting and legislative reception on Jan. 10 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The annual meeting begins at 3 p.m. with the reception to follow at 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about OWA's legislative priorities, compliance issues and member benefits, and [...]

Revised Worker Protection Standard Rules Took Effect Jan. 2

January 3, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS), administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, was revised in 2015 to enhance the protections for farm workers and pesticide applicators from the risks of pesticides. The changes went into effect on Jan. 2 and apply to all farms, including vineyards. The WPS now requires yearly training of agricultural workers, mandatory [...]

OLCC Warns Liquor Licensees of Scam Callers

January 3, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission warns liquor licensed businesses of scam phone calls from people misrepresenting themselves as members of state or federal law enforcement. The fake callers claim to be a “Special Agent” and that the licensee has outstanding fees and/or citations. The scam callers demand that the liquor licensee come down to the [...]

Wineries Invited to Participate in GaMay Oregon

January 3, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

GaMay Oregon is a multiday, ticketed wine tasting celebration to be held May 1- 2 at Ned Ludd and Elder Hall in Portland. The GaMay festival will be America’s first all Gamay celebration bringing together Oregon wineries that produce Gamay noir for both the public and trade to experience and enjoy! The festival is seeking [...]

Submit Wines for Honest Cooking Wine Guides

January 3, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Honest Cooking is working on two new wine guides for winter. These articles will be shared on the Honest Cooking's website, social media platforms and newsletters. Sparkling Americans Domestic sparkling wine is only getting better and Honest Cooking is excited to learn more about what is out there. From natural to classic, from fruity to [...]