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2019 Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program

January 18, 2019|Announcement|

Travel Oregon will begin accepting applications for Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants funding on Jan. 23. The program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of communities throughout the state by means of the enhancement, expansion and promotion of the visitor industry. Travel Oregon administers the Oregon Wine Country [...]

2019 Silicon Valley Bank State of the Industry Report

January 18, 2019|Market/Economic Research|

Rob McMillan, EVP and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, writes one of the wine industry’s most authoritative annual reports that assesses current conditions with street-level intelligence, and provides a unique forecast based on micro- and macroeconomic and behavioral trends. In this report, Rob suggests the current business conditions are quite similar to the [...]

2019 Symposium: A Keynote to Kick Off Each Day

January 18, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium|

The first day of the 2019 Oreogn Wine Symposium starts off strong with a keynote address from Sandra Taylor, author of The Business of Sustainable Wine. In addition to addressing sustainable winegrowing, her talk will focus on global trends and local opportunities in brand equity building and business sustainability, setting the gears in [...]

Sign up to Pour at Total Wine During Oregon Wine Month

January 17, 2019|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month|

Total Wine & More is planning to celebrate Oregon Wine Month system-wide in May. As you may know, Total Wine is a large retail chain with 193 stores across 20 states. Nearly half of their locations - 44% - are concentrated in Florida, Texas and California. See the Total Wine website for a map showing [...]

Grapevine Newsletter January 8 2019

January 8, 2019|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JANUARY 8, 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events Don't forget! The Early Bird discount period ends in one week. Register by Jan. 15 for the best available prices on your Full Access ticket to the 2019 Oregon [...]

2019 Women’s Farm to Food Business Competition

January 7, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Women’s Farm to Food Competition is dedicated to fostering growth among women producers (i.e., farmers, fishers, ranchers) and women entrepreneurs with food and beverage businesses in Oregon and Washington. The Farm to Food Competition was developed through a partnership of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation , Oregon Department of Agriculture [...]

Grapevine Newsletter December 14 2018

December 18, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR DECEMBER 18, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear friends, Before everyone gets away for the holiday break, let me quickly mention some items of interest.   First, there are just four weeks left [...]

Participate in Linfield College’s 2018 Oregon Wine Industry Salary Survey

December 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

Linfield College is conducting its second annual Oregon Wine Industry Salary Survey, and requests participation from vineyard and winery managers around the state prior to the survey deadline of Jan. 15. See the following letter, published Dec. 6, from Dr. Jeff Peterson of Linfield College, for details: Dear Oregon Wine Industry Member, You are once [...]

2019 Symposium: Viticulture Track Focuses on Vineyard Vitality in a Changing Climate

December 14, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Nowhere in the wine industry does the changing climate have a bigger impact than in the vineyard. The Viticulture Track at the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium offers new insights and strategies from current research that addresses threats to the vineyard exacerbated by shifting climatic conditions, including water availability and red blotch disease. Every session features a researcher [...]

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 [...]