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 [...]

2018 Preliminary Grape Pricing Report

July 12, 2019|Announcement, OWB Blog, Winery & Vineyard Report|

Update July 18, 2019: Since original publication on July 15, average price figures have been updated for North Willamette Valley Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot noir and South Willamette Valley Pinot gris and Pinot noir. The preliminary pricing report for grapes from the 2018 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey is now available. The report includes weighted average prices and [...]

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 [...]