Recruiting Industry Research Collaborators for the OSU Statewide Crop Load Project – 2017

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Dr. Patty Skinkis, viticulture extension specialist at Oregon State University, is recruiting new vineyard and winery partners in the project during 2017. If you produce Pinot noir or Chardonnay in Oregon and are interested in joining this multi-year collaborative project, read on: Yield management is an important quality control step in winegrape production. A significant body [...]

Support the Al MacDonald/LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship Fund

March 23, 2017|Grapevine|

The Al MacDonald/LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship Fund has been created to assist first-generation students in pursuing an education through the Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College, and to honor Al MacDonald’s work as an educator and pioneer of sustainable agriculture. The scholarship organizers are aiming for a $10,000 initial endowment in 2017. Al has [...]

Federal Immigration Enforcement Policy Update

March 23, 2017|Grapevine|

Changes in federal immigration policy enforcement have led many in the Oregon wine community to ask what steps they can take to protect their businesses and communicate effectively with their workforces. The Oregon Winegrowers Association and attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) have been following interior security developments and have provided information as a service [...]

Attend the LIVE Annual Meeting

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

The LIVE annual meeting and 20th anniversary celebration will be held Tuesday, Apr. 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. The event will include a board meeting and awards ceremony, as well as guest speakers on various topics. Early bird pricing ends Apr. 1. Learn more and register for this [...]

Attend a Discussion on Glyphosate Impacts and Alternatives

March 23, 2017|Grapevine, Viticulture + Enology|

Attend a presentation by Mimi Casteel of Hope Well Wine on glyphosate, how it works, pesticide modes of action and alternative practices. This event is presented by LIVE and will be hosted at Gran Moraine Winery from 4-6 p.m. on May 2. Learn more about this event.

Oregon Wine Month Sweepstakes Live and Ready to Share

March 23, 2017|Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month|

The 2017 Oregon Wine Month consumer sweepstakes went live on Mar. 15 and runs through the end of May. One lucky winner and guest will fly to Oregon for a 4-day wine and food getaway. Three runners-up will join Cellar 503 to continue their exploration of Oregon wine at home. Sharing this opportunity on your [...]

Research Update: Grape Powdery Mildew Management

March 15, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Grape Powdery Mildew Management—A Fungicide Timing and Selection Conundrum Walt Mahaffee, USDA, and Brent Warneke, Oregon State University, are researching how to improve the efficiency of grape production by optimizing fungicide selection and timing to manage powdery mildew of grape berries.  This research will determine the most effective fungicide application timing with relation to grape [...]

2017 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition Open For Entries

March 14, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine|

SUNSET Magazine has opened its 2017 International Wine Competition for entries. Below is information provided by Sunset about its competition: HERE’S WHY THE SUNSET INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPETITION YOU CAN ENTER THIS YEAR: First, our judges are some of the most experienced wine professionals in the West, including many Master Sommeliers and [...]

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

March 14, 2017|Grapevine|

International Bulk Wine and Spirits show is an annual trade show and conference, open to trade professionals only, which takes place in San Francisco, CA. IBWSS will give wineries, importers, supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, distilleries and other buyers a premiere international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers. In addition to [...]

Call for International Success Stories

March 14, 2017|Grapevine, International Marketing|

Showing the USDA that Market Access Program funds are being used effectively and that activities are resulting in increased international sales and representation for Oregon wineries is essential for continued grant funding. If you have participated in any OWB-sponsored international activities that have resulted in securing representation or sales abroad, send the details of your [...]