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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 [...]

ODA Now Accepting Proposals for 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

December 3, 2018|Announcement|

Update Dec. 17, 2018: The ODA hosted a live webinar with Q&A regarding the grant application process. A recording has been posted. 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 [...]

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 [...]