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 – [...]

Register Now for 2017 Grape Day

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

Join the Oregon Wine Research Institute and its researchers from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 6 at Oregon State University for its annual event highlighting research relevant to the Oregon wine industry. The speaker and topic lineup for Grape Day includes: Dr. José Ramón Úrbez-Torres, research scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will present his [...]

Items for Sale on the Industry Marketplace 

March 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, As you review your business results from 2016 and plan out the coming year, you might find some of these topline benchmark numbers helpful for comparison. Nielsen data for 2016 measuring off-premise wine sales reflect dollar volume growth of 4.4% for the wine category overall. Case volume was up 1.8%, with wine representing [...]

Attend the USA Trade Tasting and Conference

January 31, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

USA Trade Tasting (USATT) will be held May 16-17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This annual trade event helps producers connect with importers, distributors, retailers and the U.S. press. The event is thematic so that all participants in the trade are open to business. The event is B2B ONLY with the sole purpose of [...]

OregonSaves is a New Way for Oregonians to Save for Retirement

January 31, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Starting in July 2017, workers in Oregon will have a new, easy way to save for retirement. OregonSaves is for all workers who do not have a retirement savings option at work. It allows employees to save part of their paycheck in their own personally-managed accounts that go with them from one job to the next. The [...]

Enter Wines in the Rosé Today Wine Competition

January 31, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Rosé Today is the West Coast’s preeminent rosé wine competition. Scheduled for Mar. 22 at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, Rosé Today celebrates the bounding popularity of the wonderfully wide world of rosé styles as it becomes the preferred toast to food, fashion and fun. Domestic and international producers are invited to submit in dry, sparkling [...]