Apply Now to be Considered for the Oregon Wine Board of Directors in 2020

May 27, 2019|Announcement, OWB Blog|

There is expected to be one (1) opening on the nine-member Oregon Wine Board starting in January 2020. Applications for those positions are being accepted until July 31, 2019. The Governor’s Oregon Wine Board appointee is also invited to stand for ratification by members of the Oregon Winegrowers Association to serve concurrently on both Boards [...]

2019 Marketing & Communications Listening Tour

March 13, 2019|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Register to Join OWB for a Listening Session on Marketing & Communications The Oregon Wine Board is undertaking efforts to review, revise and refocus the strategic vision and plan for our marketing and communications work. This work touches a wide range of audiences – from tourists to buyers, from writers to restaurants – creating a [...]

2019 Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program

January 18, 2019|Announcement|

Travel Oregon will begin accepting applications for Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants funding on Jan. 23. The program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of communities throughout the state by means of the enhancement, expansion and promotion of the visitor industry. Travel Oregon administers the Oregon Wine Country [...]

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 [...]

Influential writers at The Wine Advocate and James Suckling publish 2016 Oregon Reports

December 3, 2018|Announcement, Calls for Wine|

Oregon fall vineyard by Carolyn Wells Kramer On November 15, 2018 the results from two important Oregon comprehensive tastings were published; first, The Wine Advocate’s Oregon report from this past summer was completed and posted, rounding out the total number wines to 1,121 reviewed across 15 AVAs, the most ever. And second, the James Suckling [...]

A Tribute to Winemaker Jesus Guillen and a Fundraiser for His Family

November 18, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Oregon's wine community was stunned on Nov. 5 when friend and winemaker Jesus Guillen passed away unexpectedly after losing a battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife, Yuliana, and 10-year-old son, Adrian. On Nov. 24, Winter's Hill Estate will host a one-day wine tasting and sale of Guillen Family Wines, at which all tasting fees [...]

OWB Sponsoring WISE Academy Workshops to Augment 2019 Symposium DTC Education

November 7, 2018|Announcement, Education|

Coming to the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium in February? Take advantage of your time in Portland at the to extend your DTC education. The Oregon Wine Board will be sponsoring two WISE Academy workshops on the days preceding and following the Symposium. Normally $700, these workshops are offered at only $55 per person per workshop. The two [...]

Registration Open for Oregon Wine Trail NYC

October 26, 2018|Announcement, Oregon Wine Trail Event|

Join the OWB in NYC: Winery registration now open for Oregon Wine Trail event in Manhattan week of May 6, 2019 OWB's Oregon Wine Trail consumer, trade and media tasting and educational event is headed to New York, and winery registration is now open. As previously communicated, there are 50 winery spots available, which will be allocated by region in accordance with proportional annual [...]

Vinexpo New York 2019 – Exhibition Space Open

October 8, 2018|Announcement, Trade Marketing|

Vinexpo New York 2019 will take place March 4-5 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Vinexpo New York 2018 was the largest business to business trade event focused on wine & spirits ever held in the U.S. The 2019 edition will provide the ideal venue and audience for producers who are interested [...]

Registration Open for 2019 International Events

September 24, 2018|Announcement, International Marketing, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

Make your plans for Japan, London, ProWein and Toronto OWB's international marketing team has opened registration for the 2019 slate of events around the globe. Tasting events will be held in Osaka, Tokyo, London and Toronto, and we'll be returning to ProWein in Düsseldorf as well. If you export to these markets or are interested [...]