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Oregon Wine Profit Planner Webinar Series

November 7, 2018|Uncategorized|

Jump to registration links The Oregon Wine Board recently launched the Oregon Wine Profit Planner, a complete suite of workbooks designed to empower small Oregon vineyards and wineries to make business decisions – from pruning to pricing to packaging to personnel – that positively impact their bottom line. The four workbooks that comprise the Oregon Wine [...]

OWB Sponsoring WISE Academy Workshops to Augment 2019 Symposium DTC Education

November 7, 2018|Announcement, Education|

Coming to the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium in February? Take advantage of your time in Portland at the to extend your DTC education. The Oregon Wine Board will be sponsoring two WISE Academy workshops on the days preceding and following the Symposium. Normally $700, these workshops are offered at only $55 per person per workshop. The two [...]

Grapevine Newsletter November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events Over the past several days we have seen media coverage related to our industry with some unusual and emotionally-charged comments.   The letter below was written before those were published. [...]

IPNC 2019 Call for Submissions

November 5, 2018|Uncategorized|

The International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) is accepting submissions for consideration for participation in IPNC 2019. The deadline for submissions and samples is Nov. 30. Each year in the fall, the IPNC accepts wine submissions from Pinot noir producers who are interested in being featured at the next July event. If you have never participated [...]

SavorNW Wine Awards 2019 Competition Accepting Entries | Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

November 5, 2018|Calls for Wine|

The SavorNW Wine Awards, one of the largest competitions focusing on wines from Pacific Northwest wine regions, is open for entries. The SavorNW Wine Awards are now accepting entries for their 2019 competition. Designed to showcase Northwest wines and wine regions, the SavorNW Wine Awards expects more than 700 wines for the judging which is [...]

Registration Open for Oregon Wine Trail NYC

October 26, 2018|Announcement, Oregon Wine Trail Event|

Join the OWB in NYC: Winery registration now open for Oregon Wine Trail event in Manhattan week of May 6, 2019 OWB's Oregon Wine Trail consumer, trade and media tasting and educational event is headed to New York, and winery registration is now open. As previously communicated, there are 50 winery spots available, which will be allocated by region in accordance with proportional annual [...]

Grapevine Newsletter October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR OCTOBER 23, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM STEVE THOMSON, CHAIR EMERITUS Dear industry colleagues, Our Oregon wine industry is growing more dynamic by the year. The ceiling for Oregon wine and grape growing has expanded [...]

2019 Symposium: Executive Track to Focus on Informed Business Decisions

October 19, 2018|Uncategorized|

Running a business requires infinite decisions, from pricing to branding, staff incentive structures to channel mix, and so much more. The 2019 Symposium's Executive Business track guides winery and vineyard owners, GMs and other leaders – current or aspiring – to a better understanding of how these myriad decisions culminate in sustainable success for [...]

Oregon Wine Trail NYC Registration Opens Next Week

October 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

As announced in August, the OWB is taking the Oregon Wine Trail to New York next May. New York is by far the top market in the country for fine wine sales, with a thriving ultra-premium category, strong community of wine writers and the most prolific and influential restaurant scene in the country. If you're interested in joining us [...]

Grapevine Newsletter October 9, 2018

October 9, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR OCTOBER 9, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM MARIE CHAMBERS Dear friends, Many of you are familiar with the Oregon Wine Brotherhood, an organization of wine enthusiasts dedicated to promoting and supporting the wines of Oregon [...]