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Support Vineyard Steward Education through AHIVOY

July 16, 2020|Education|

Photo courtesy AHIVOY AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad) is a nonprofit organization creating opportunities and empowering Latinx and Hispanic vineyard stewards of the Willamette Valley to overcome socio-economic challenges. The organization seeks to provide education and professional development, paving the way for Oregon’s hard-working vineyard stewards [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Resources for Workplace Safety

July 15, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, As our industry counterparts in areas of California react to reinstated restrictions on indoor tasting room service, Oregon winery owners need to be aware of some less intrusive but important recent announcements here. First, Governor Brown and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) this week restricted social gatherings [...]

Grapevine Newsletter July 7 2020

July 7, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JULY 7, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI   Dear Friends,   With the pace of wine country reopening activities temporarily slowing in some areas, winery tasting room staff members may have a few minutes to read over [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Face Coverings Now Mandatory Statewide

July 1, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, If you have not yet heard, today, July 1, is the first day that face coverings are mandatory statewide when inside a public space. Guests seated in restaurants, tasting rooms, brewpubs and bars can remove masks when eating or drinking but are asked to wear them at all [...]

Grapevine Newsletter June 23 2020

June 23, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JUNE 23, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends,   As we move into summer and Oregon’s economic reawakening continues, there’s still time to get involved with a few recent Oregon Wine Board initiatives: First, join the [...]

VingDirect DTC Course Offerings at Discounted Prices

June 18, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Education, Grapevine|

View this email in your browser ONLINE DTC COURSES AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 1 Register for any of six offerings for just $25 each As the direct sales landscape is shifting, OWB remains committed to providing you with quality DTC education opportunities. As part of that effort, we have sponsored access for all industry members to six [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Updates on PPP and Food Security & Farmworker Initiative

June 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please spend a few minutes reviewing this updated version of the Guidelines for Wine Tasting Room Operations in Response to COVID-19. It has been refreshed and carefully modified by industry task force members from across the state. The six pages include links and referrals to support documents that [...]

Grapevine Newsletter June 10 2020

June 10, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JUNE 10, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends, As our industry moves further into reopening and towards recovery, it’s a good time to remind everyone that the Oregon Wine Board's COVID-19 toolkit is still available [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin

June 3, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   With the pandemic emergency requiring businesses owners to re-examine their operating plans and budgets, managers at the Oregon Wine Board have been doing the same. OWB’s strategic plan was developed with extensive industry input, and we have appreciated additional comments as we’ve shared it at the [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin – Time Sensitive Opening Request

May 27, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser TIME SENSITIVE: ACTION REQUESTED Governor Brown's office is seeking feedback on Phase 1 reopening from wine tasting rooms as it considers guidance for Phase 2. Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla is compiling statewide wine industry feedback for the Governor's staff. Email Commissioner Kulla and copy the OWB no later than Thursday, May 28 at 2 p.m. [...]