Get Ready for Oregon Wine Month (Grapevine Letter)

March 27, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, Spring is officially upon us, which means that Oregon Wine Month is right around the corner – just five short weeks away. The OWB marketing team has been preparing campaign materials, presenting to distributors, connecting with regional associations, all in the name of making a big splash during May. Watch the video below [...]

Attend an Agricultural Labor Laws Forum in Hood River

March 27, 2017|Grapevine|

An agricultural labor laws seminar for growers and farm labor contractors will take place in Hood River on Apr. 11. This event has been coordinated to inform and educate agricultural employers and their supervisory personnel on the various federal and state requirements concerning agricultural labor and safety, including wage and hour requirements, safety in transportation and [...]

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 – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wine Management Professional Series Now Available at Linfield College

March 24, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Workshop|

The Oregon wine industry has grown exponentially in the past 20 years and is in need of employees who can contribute valuable expertise to enhance the growth and more importantly, the profitability of wineries that are struggling to compete in a highly competitive, global marketplace. To combat this, Linfield College has created a new Wine [...]

Participate in the Wine Industry Immersion Program at Linfield College

March 24, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Workshop|

Every Tuesday and Thursday from Jun. 13 through Aug. 3, Linfield College will offer the Wine Industry Immersion Program. Each session will be taught by a diverse set of seasoned industry professionals, and will encompass the wine production process from vineyard to table. This program is a comprehensive, deep immersion into the wine industry with focus in the following [...]

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.