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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 [...]

Travel Oregon Wine Country Plates Grants Awards Announced

April 20, 2018|Announcement, Grapevine|

Travel Oregon is pleased to announce that eight projects have been awarded a total of $184,200 in grant funding through the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program. Funded through revenue generated by the sale of the Wine Country license plates, the matching grants program helps advance wine and culinary tourism projects that improve local [...]

OSU Agricultural Water Survey

April 20, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research|

Researchers at Oregon State University are reaching out to all produce growers in the state of Oregon to request their help. They are interested in investigating water use practices in order to help farmers meet new federal requirements. They have included a survey to better understand water practices on produce farms. The survey should take [...]

OWRI Red Blotch Survey

April 20, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research|

The Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University is conducting a survey on Grapevine Red Blotch Disease to understand how widespread the disease is in Oregon and what educational information is needed by industry. The survey should not take more than a few minutes. Begin the survey.

Grapevine Newsletter April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

NEWS FOR APRIL 10, 2018 Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI  Dear friends, Let me open this letter with a nudge to complete the annual vineyard and winery survey questionnaire. Please click here, or direct the appropriate person at your vineyard or winery to do so, [...]

April 2018 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

April 9, 2018|Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts|

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

Rogue Farm Corps’ April Workshop Series

April 8, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Rogue Farm Corps' is hosting a series of workshops throughout Oregon this April titled, “Changing Hands: Workshops on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land." Are you a retiring or aspiring farmer? Come out for a full day of training on succession planning and land access as well as facilitated networking on regional issues to begin to building [...]

WISE Workshop: 7 Secrets of Professional Selling

April 6, 2018|Education, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Wine Board is pleased to offer, at more than 90% off, WISE Academy 7 Secrets of Sales workshops in McMinnville and Medford. Both workshops will cover leveraging your brand, understanding the buyers’ continuum, positive profiling, building rapport, buying signals, codifying your sales successes, wine club features and benefits, asking for the order and capturing data. Regularly [...]

Grapevine Newsletter March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

NEWS FOR MARCH 27, 2018 Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI  Dear friends, The announcement at the Oregon Wine Symposium last month about the next vineyard and winery report came later than we had hoped. I'm sorry about that.   Southern Oregon University’s Research Center [...]