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2019 Oregon Wine Leadership Award Given to Two Oregon Legislators

February 3, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Oregon Winegrowers Association has awarded Senator Arnie Roblan and Rep. Paul Holvey with the 2019 Oregon Wine Leadership Award on Wednesday, Jan 30. Both members have been long time legislators who have used their leadership roles to advance issues important to the Oregon wine industry. Both members serve as two of the four co-chairs [...]

Oregon Riesling Producer Survey

February 3, 2019|OWB Blog|

The following is a note from a small group of Oregon Riesling producers who are exploring collaborative efforts to drive momentum behind Oregon Riesling in the markeplace: Dear Fellow Oregon Riesling Producers- Riesling has a long and important history in Oregon and, to many of us, it is a great source of passion and pride to make [...]

2019 Symposium: Options Abound at the Trade Show Breaks

January 30, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium|

You already know that the Symposium's trade show breaks present opportunities to meet with more than 180 exhibitors, from lawyers to labelers to lab equipment. But if you find yourself looking for even more, check out other ways to maximize your time. Experimental Wine Trials Taste the real-life results of three vineyard and winery [...]

Get More Out of Symposium – Do Your Homework!

January 30, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium, OWB Blog|

View this email in your browser HERE'S YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT Study up to get the most out of Symposium Get more out of your Symposium experience by spending a little time brushing up on this year's panel topics. By reading a few short reports or watching recordings of past presentations, you'll be ready to absorb [...]

2019 Symposium: Sales Strategies that Pay Back

January 24, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Whether you're a seasoned sales manager, a direct-to-consumer specialist or a winemaker who does it all, opportunities abound to grow your sales know-how at the Symposium. Owners and sales managers will get the low-down on the latest in marketplace dynamics at Outlook on the Wine Sector. This panel will touch on M&A and valuation [...]

Grapevine Newsletter January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JANUARY 22, 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM BREE STOCK MW Happy New Year to all. The 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium is just three weeks away, on Feb. 12-13, and it is shaping up to be the [...]

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 [...]