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Grapevine Newsletter December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR DECEMBER 4, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear friends,   We are only six weeks away from the expiration date of the Early Bird discount period, during which you can get the best [...]

ODA Now Accepting Proposals for 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

December 3, 2018|Announcement|

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting proposals for project ideas as part of US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) for 2019. Approximately $1.5 million is expected to be available to agriculture industry associations, producer groups, processors, commodity commissions, non-profits, for profits, and local government agencies in Oregon. Funding for Oregon’s program is contingent [...]

2019 Symposium: Enology Track Focuses on Mitigating Threats to Wine Quality

November 29, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Oregon wine is synonymous with quality. But you don't have to take our word for it. Just look at the outsized acclaim Oregon garners in Wine Spectator year after year: 20% of 90+ scores on domestic bottlings, despite producing just over 1% of the country's wine. This is a testament to the caliber of wine - and winemakers [...]

Grapevine Newsletter November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM SALLY MURDOCH On Hosting Media and Reviewers Dear winemakers, Oregon wine has definitely piqued media members’ curiosity this past year. Articles mentioning Oregon wine soared from around 12,000 [...]

Culinary Institute of America 2019 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

November 19, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is seeking wine sponsors for the following 2019 events. If any of these align with your brand's goals, please contact Donna Wintergreen at the CIA for more information. CIA's Flavor Summit March 6-8, 2019 | CIA@Copia | Napa, CA The Flavor Summit brings together a select invited group of top food-and-beverage executives, corporate and [...]

Oregon Wine Profit Planner Webinar Series

November 7, 2018|Education|

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 [...]

2019 Symposium: DTC Business Track Provides Strategies to Grow Sales at Small Wineries

November 7, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

On average, wineries producing fewer than 5,000 cases sell 70% of their wines directly to consumers through their tasting rooms and wine clubs, according to the Silicon Valley Bank 2018 State of the Industry Report. With the majority of Oregon wineries producing around or below that threshold, the DTC channel plays a critical [...]

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 [...]