Grace and Ken Evenstad Pledge $6 Million Gift to Linfield College’s Wine Education Program

March 12, 2018|Announcement, Education, OWB Blog, Uncategorized|

In a rousing celebration held at Portland's Sentinel Hotel on Thursday, March 8, Linfield College officials and Domaine Serene winery staff announced Grace and Ken Evenstad's gift of $6 million to Linfield College's wine education program, the largest gift in Oregon history in support of wine education. The group celebrated the gift with an early glass [...]

April 5th Tractor Safety & Training Workshop – English & Spanish

March 12, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Tractor/UTV safety training should be attended by anyone who during their job operates a tractor or UTV. Join David Jamarillo, Environmental Health and Safety Manager with Jackson Family Wines for a practical workshop for Tractor and UTV safety training.  The workshop will provide best management practices specifically designed to address the use of UTV’s and [...]

Oregon Wine Board opens registration for the Grape & Wine Profit Calculator Workshops

February 24, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Wine Business Workshop with OWBs new Profit Calculator Tool for the Oregon Wine Industry Introduction to Winery Business and Finance designed for non-financial wine professionals and, invaluable to finance people as well, this program is designed to systematically learn about the key drivers for understanding what goes into the cost of goods of a finished [...]

Oregon Wine Board presents WISE Academy – Seven Secrets of Sales Workshops – registration opens March 1st

February 24, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Oregon Wine Board is pleased to offer WISE Academy 7 Secrets of Sales covers: Lesley Berglund and her WISE team will deliver tools for leveraging your brand, understanding the buyers’ continuum, positive profiling, building rapport, buying signals, codifying your sales successes, wine club features & benefits, asking for the order & capturing data in this [...]

Participate in the Oregon Wine Industry Salary Survey

January 10, 2018|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Wine Board would like to invite all of Oregon’s winegrowers and producers to participate in the Oregon Wine Industry Labor & Compensation Study. This important study is the first of its kind for Oregon and will provide Oregon-specific benchmark salary information for a broad spectrum of wine industry positions. Linfield College has designed the survey, with support [...]

2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Early Bird Pricing Ends Jan. 15

January 3, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Registration is open for the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium, Feb. 20-21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Symposium is a must-attend event for everyone from winery and vineyard owners to sales managers, vineyard managers to marketers, winemakers to tasting room staff. The Symposium also features the Northwest’s biggest wine industry trade show with more than 170 exhibitors. The [...]

FedEx Webinar For OWA Members on D2C Shipping and Compliance Jan. 31

December 29, 2017|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

OWA members are encouraged to join Scott Lombardo and Chris Beckdolt, FedEx’s domestic and international state wine shipping specialists, for a webinar on direct to consumer shipping and common carrier compliance for domestic and international shipping on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This webinar will discuss how to ship direct to consumer to [...]

OWA/Davis Wright Tremaine Webinar Dec. 8: Grower Communications, Contracts and Collections

November 17, 2017|Education, Grapevine|

Positive business interactions between growers and wineries are an important cornerstone of our industry's success. There are some steps growers and wineries can take to help ensure relationships are positive and mutually beneficial. Join Jesse Lyon, OWA's legal counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on Friday, Dec. 8 from 2-3pm for a presentation on the [...]

Tools & Strategies for Pitching Oregon Wine Month to Your Distributors

November 6, 2017|Education, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

Register Now for Webinar on Nov. 30 Are you ready to take Oregon Wine Month to the next level? While Oregon Wine Month has been gaining momentum for the past several years, the Oregon Wine Board marketing team is determined to make the 2018 campaign the biggest, best and most booming yet. The first step [...]

Agricultural Safety Seminars Begin Oct. 31

October 23, 2017|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

SAIF's statewide series of free, half-day trainings on agriculture safety and health start Oct. 31 and run through Mar. 2018 in 16 cities across Oregon. Designed primarily for people working in agriculture, anyone with an interest in ag safety and health is welcome to attend (you don't have to be insured by SAIF). Employers with [...]