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Submit Oregon wines to Oregon Wine Experience now through June 15

May 22, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Oregon Wine Experience (OWE) is gearing up for its 15th year this August, with August 4-5 being the renowned Oregon Wine Competition®. They have steady submissions, but are looking to expand with new wineries throughout Oregon. The link to enter is here. The competition packet is available for download here, and the window for calls [...]

Call for Wine Just Announced with The Wine Advocate’s New Oregon Critic

May 14, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Oregon has a new critic at The Wine Advocate, Erin Brooks, and she's headed for Oregon in June. Erin is planning her review of Oregon wines and has invited Oregon winemakers to submit wines for a comprehensive tasting while she visits. If you would like to submit your wines for review, please follow the instructions below: [...]

Calls for Wine and Media Opportunities–May 2018

May 2, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Writers have Oregon Chardonnays and red wines on their minds! Here’s a rundown of writers and publications seeking wines to sample and wine ideas to write, listed by deadline: Wine Predator.com, dry-farmed Chardonnays on Chardonnay Day (Due May 18) Tasting Pour (Due May 18) California Winery Advisor (Due May 28) Paste Magazine (Due June 1) [...]

Support Our Industry by Completing Your 2017 Census

March 14, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Winery & Vineyard Report|

Dear Oregon Vineyard Owners and Wine Producers, The 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey is ready for your input. The survey provides important census benchmark data on our industry and is an essential tool in understanding production and pricing trends. The information gathered serves as baseline data for tracking industry growth and is broadly used for [...]

Grace and Ken Evenstad Pledge $6 Million Gift to Linfield College’s Wine Education Program

March 12, 2018|Announcement, Education, Grapevine|

In a rousing celebration held at Portland's Sentinel Hotel on Thursday, March 8, Linfield College officials and Domaine Serene winery staff announced Grace and Ken Evenstad's gift of $6 million to Linfield College's wine education program, the largest gift in Oregon history in support of wine education. The group celebrated the gift with an early glass [...]

Oregon wines excel in April 2018 Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Restaurant Poll

March 12, 2018|Grapevine|

Oregon wines, specifically Willamette Valley Pinot noirs, made a very strong statement in the April 2018 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine. As well as a five page article on Oregon Pinot by publisher and editor Joshua Greene, for its annual restaurant poll, wine buyers from 231 restaurants across 27 states (16 of those 231 [...]

Registration Now Open for the Fourth Annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium

February 26, 2018|Grapevine, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

The fourth annual Southern Oregon Grape Symposium is scheduled for Mar. 13. The program will be held at Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. View the full schedule and register.

Calls for Wine and Media Opportunities–April 2018

February 11, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Spring is here, so this marks a great time to get wines submitted for future stories. Here’s a rundown of writers and publications seeking wines to sample and wine ideas to write, listed by deadline: The International Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog  (Due Mar 1) Decanter World Wine Awards  (Due Mar 2) Wine & [...]

Calls for Wine and Media Opportunities for February-Early March 2018

January 9, 2018|Calls for Wine, Grapevine|

Opportunities abound to get your Oregon wines in front of more people this year. Here's a rundown of writers and publications seeking wines to sample and wine stories to write, listed by deadline: Wine Spectator, Spring Rosé, still and sparkling reviews (Due Feb 9) Wine Enthusiast, sparkling wines (Due Feb 9) International Wine Report and [...]

The Business of Oregon Wine Featured at 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium

November 29, 2017|Media Relations, Oregon Wine Symposium|

November 29, 2017, Portland, OR. . . With a bountiful harvest in the books and statewide revenue up 12% this year, the business of Oregon wine is on many people’s minds as the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium ramps up for its Feb. 20-21 return to the Oregon Convention Center. Three tracks—wine business, viticulture and enology—will [...]