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Toronto Tasting Event Wine Trail Selection

January 9, 2019|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Trail Event|

To help consumers at our Toronto tasting discover the "Oregon wine trail" that best fits their palate and interests, we’ve outlined six wine trails throughout the event. The icons and descriptions you see below will be printed in the event program and will offer a way-finding option for consumers. Wineries will not be grouped by [...]

Northwest Wine Radio Call for Wineries

September 20, 2018|Grapevine|

The producers of Northwest Wine Radio are now booking guests to appear on the show this Winter and Spring. Northwest Wine Radio shares the stories of Northwest-based winemakers, brewers, cider makers, and distillers in a friendly, non-technical setting. It’s a chance to reach your customers, while sharing the story behind what you do in a [...]

Verify Your Tasting Room Information by Aug. 28

July 26, 2018|Consumer Marketing, Oregon Wine Touring Guide|

The Oregon Wine Board publishes an annual touring guide that includes listings for more than 500 tasting rooms around the state. We collect that tasting room information and also share it publicly through a web tool called "Explore." You can see it here. Over the summer we worked with Travel Oregon to formalize the process for [...]

Wine Spectator Advertising Opportunities

June 26, 2018|Consumer Marketing, Grapevine|

2019 Wine Spectator Coop Advertising Opportunities Wine Spectator is offering three cooperative advertising opportunities for up to 9 Oregon wineries each, providing exposure in the magazine at a price ($3,400) that is more affordable than standalone advertising. The highly qualified readership of the print magazine is estimated at 3 million, with more than 370,000 paid [...]

Share Your Thoughts on Oregon Wine Month 2018

June 25, 2018|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month|

Oregon Wine Month 2018 is in the books! Thanks to all of you who came out in force to help make May a great success. We saw creative events in tasting rooms, enticing specials on mailing lists, impressive in-store displays, loads of partnerships with restaurants and an extraordinary amount of social media activity. The OWB marketing team [...]

Grapevine Newsletter May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

NEWS FOR MAY 22, 2018 Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI  Dear friends, The quick return of warm weather sure caught me by surprise and serves as a good reminder that we are once again moving into peak wine tourism season. That makes this a [...]

Apply Now to be Considered for the Oregon Wine Board of Directors in 2019

May 21, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are expected to be two (2) openings on the nine-member Oregon Wine Board starting in January 2019. Applications for those positions are being accepted until July 31, 2018. The Governor’s Oregon Wine Board appointees are also invited to stand for ratification by members of the Oregon Winegrowers Association to serve concurrently on both Boards [...]

Grapevine Newsletter May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

NEWS FOR MAY 8, 2018 Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM MARIE CHAMBERS  Dear friends, Oregon Wine Month is finally here and it’s thrilling to see all of the buzz and activity happening to celebrate. We have enlisted more than 150 Oregon restaurants to offer flights and pairings [...]

May 2018 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

May 7, 2018|Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts|

On May 5, Dr. Greg Jones of Linfield College published an updated weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at April conditions, provides an updated drought watch, and forecasts May, June and July. Read the report here.

Grapevine Newsletter April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

NEWS FOR APRIL 24, 2018 Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI  Dear friends, History was made last Tuesday when Wine Enthusiast magazine’s contributing editor Paul Gregutt awarded a perfect 100 point score to the 2016 Estate Vineyard, Bonshaw Block Pinot Noir (Ribbon Ridge) made by [...]