About the Oregon Wine Board
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent state agency established in Oregon statute. The Oregon Wine Board manages marketing, research, and education initiatives that support and advance Oregon’s statewide wine and wine grape industry. The industry contributes more than $7.21 billion in economic activity each year, including more than 40,047 wine-related jobs and more than $1.5 billion in wages.
At the Oregon Wine Board, we firmly believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. From our unique statewide position, the OWB is a critical partner to the Oregon wine industry. We work to raise the tide by cultivating an environment in which:
> our grapes and wines are coveted,
> winegrowers and producers are well-equipped to compete,
> all people are treated with equal respect, and
> all are buoyed by our industry’s collective success.
1. Enhance the Reputation of Oregon Wine
Define, protect and promoted the reputation of Oregon wine globally
2. Deliver Knowledge & Insights
Advance collective intelligence in support of growing, making and selling quality wines
3. Provide Leadership & Partnership
Harness statewide strength to unite and empower the Oregon wine industry
On April 13, 2021, the Oregon Wine Board management team and select Directors presented to the Industry Collaborative Forum an overview of the Strategic Plan and the programs that address the strategic priorities. View the recording >>
Board of Directors
The Oregon Wine Board is overseen by a board of nine governor-appointed Directors. Applications to serve on the Oregon Wine Board are due to the governor’s Executive Appointments staff by July 31 each year for a 3-year term starting the following January.
The Oregon Wine Board management team consists of eight professionals dedicated to advancing the industry based on priorities outlined in the strategic plan. Meet the OWB management team >>
Committees & Task Forces
The Oregon Wine Board is indebted to the dozens of community members who volunteer to help plan and produce programming that benefits the entire Oregon wine industry. Learn more about OWB’s committees and task forces >>
Budget & Reports
The Oregon Wine Board’s annual report is due to the State each year on Sept. 30. The report includes a recap of results across all program areas as well as final financial statements. Read the most recent annual report >>
The Oregon Wine Board’s fiscal year ends June 30.
Wine Association Grant Opportunities
The Oregon Wine Board will accept requests from Oregon-based wine industry not-for-profits until June 30, 2024 for grants of up to $500. Learn more >>
Our Commitment to Equity
In June 2020, the Oregon Wine Board Directors and management team issued a statement affirming a collective commitment to racial equity. All nine directors and eight staff members will be undertaking education during the winter of 2020-21 with an expert facilitator, and other efforts have begun to examine policies and practices to ensure OWB takes a proactive stance in the drive for equity in our organization. Read our commitment >>
In September 2021, events brought attention to Oregon, calling on us to recommit to a deeply valued aspect of life here: diversity. As wine industry organizations representing stakeholders across the state, we recognize the power of our platforms and our potential to help build an equitable, thriving Oregon wine industry that in turn contributes to an equitable, thriving Oregon. Read our statement All Are Welcome Here >>
In the 2024 calendar year, the OWB will implement DEI commitments and strategies for their board and staff. Together we will build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive OWB, within which all employees, stakeholders, and residents feel that they belong. Diversity & Inclusion assessment (D & I) is a process for obtaining valid data and information about the performance of an organization on key D&I factors. For this important work, the OWB has been working with Diamond Strategies. In addition to a robust DEI survey, Diamond Strategies used a DEI lens to query OWB directors and staff and interpret their responses, using data-driven insights to inform strategies that can achieve real, positive change.