Entry Period for 2020 Oregon Wine Competition Closing Soon

May 22, 2020|Announcement, Grapevine|

From OWB Education Manager Bree Stock MW Three years ago, I had the pleasure to participate as a judge the in the Oregon Wine Competition, organized by the Asante Foundation, host of the Oregon Wine Experience. The experience was professional and insightful, introducing me to a vast selection of varieties and styles within our state. [...]

Wineries begin reopening in the state, kicking off with those in 28 Oregon counties

May 14, 2020|Announcement, Media Relations|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Portland, OR … May 14, 2020 – After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to on-premise wine tastings and consumption, on May 7th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the plans for the Phase One reopening of Oregon wineries and tasting rooms. Oregon winery tasting rooms are greenlighted to start opening [...]

Letter From Jon McDaniel of the United Sommeliers Foundation

April 24, 2020|Announcement, Trade Marketing|

I am writing to ask for your support of the United Sommeliers Foundation. We organized this charity when we realized there were no resources for unemployed sommeliers. What began as a GoFundMe page has evolved into a charitable foundation. We are asking for your assistance to support the people who have and will continue to [...]

Oregon wine continues to shine in 2017 vintage Oregon Report in The Wine Advocate

April 23, 2020|Announcement, Media Relations|

Prepared by Sally Murdoch, OWB Communications Manager The highly anticipated Oregon Report for the 2017 vintage was published in The Wine Advocate April 23, 2020, and promising scores continue to pave the way for our region. In fact, the 2017 vintage produced the highest proportion of 90+ scores to date from reviewer Erin Brooks, who visited [...]

Advice for Virtual Meetings

March 24, 2020|Announcement, COVID-19 Toolkit|

A Note From the Desk of Christina DeArment: OWB's Resident Millennial  Like much of the country, the OWB is working tirelessly to make the abrupt shift from hosting occasional conference calls to relying on virtual meetings to collaborate with industry members and partners. We understand that conducting business exclusively virtually is probably new to [...]

Oregon Wine Trade Mission Opportunity – Philippines and Malaysia April 20-24, 2020

January 31, 2020|Announcement, International Marketing, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

A note from Bob Morus, Oregon Wine Board Chairman and Chair of the International Marketing Committee: An offer for Oregon exporting brands has been announced and deserves your consideration. The Western United States Agriculture Trade Association (WUSATA), in conjunction with USDA, hosts a trade mission to the Philippines and Malaysia April 20-24, 2020. These WUSATA [...]

Registration for 2020 Domestic Oregon Wine Trail Events Now Closed

September 30, 2019|Announcement, Oregon Wine Trail Event|

Registration was open Oct. 3-18 for the 2020 Oregon Wine Trail events in San Francisco (March) and Seattle (May). To ensure diverse representation, winery spots will be allocated by region commensurate with harvest tonnage percentages. The regions are: Willamette Valley (includes Portland wineries) Southern Oregon (Rogue and Umpqua valleys) Eastern Oregon (Columbia Gorge and Walla Walla [...]

Registration Open for 2020 International Events

September 23, 2019|Announcement, International Marketing, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

Registration is now open for the 2020 slate of international tasting events hosted by OWB around the globe. The upcoming year will be busy with opportunities in Mexico City, at ProWein in Germany and Vinexpo in Hong Kong. We have also expanded our Canadian tasting event offerings to include Toronto, Montréal and Calgary. These trade-focused events [...]

2020 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration Call for Submissions

September 15, 2019|Announcement|

The 2020 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. All wineries, regardless of previous participation, wishing to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration, must submit samples for a blind panel tasting comprised of retailers, sommeliers and winemakers. Wineries may submit one wine. [...]

2020 Travel Oregon Grant Opportunities

September 13, 2019|Announcement|

It's not too early for associations to begin thinking about projects or opportunities eligible for Travel Oregon grant funding in 2020. As a reminder, OWB is happy to provide letters of support and may be able to provide funds for professional grant writers. The 2020 grant opportunities are outlined below. If you have questions about [...]