2019 Oregon Wine Leadership Award Given to Two Oregon Legislators

February 3, 2019|Announcements|

The Oregon Winegrowers Association has awarded Senator Arnie Roblan and Rep. Paul Holvey with the 2019 Oregon Wine Leadership Award on Wednesday, Jan 30. Both members have been long time legislators who have used their leadership roles to advance issues important to the Oregon wine industry. Both members serve as two of the four co-chairs [...]

Oregon Riesling Producer Survey

February 3, 2019|Announcements|

The following is a note from a small group of Oregon Riesling producers who are exploring collaborative efforts to drive momentum behind Oregon Riesling in the markeplace: Dear Fellow Oregon Riesling Producers- Riesling has a long and important history in Oregon and, to many of us, it is a great source of passion and pride to make [...]

2019 Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program

January 18, 2019|Announcements|

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 [...]

2019 Women’s Farm to Food Business Competition

January 7, 2019|Announcements|

The Women’s Farm to Food Competition is dedicated to fostering growth among women producers (i.e., farmers, fishers, ranchers) and women entrepreneurs with food and beverage businesses in Oregon and Washington. The Farm to Food Competition was developed through a partnership of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation , Oregon Department of Agriculture [...]

ODA Now Accepting Proposals for 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

December 3, 2018|Announcements|

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|Announcements, 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 [...]

Submit Nominations for the 2020 Oregon Wine Industry Awards

September 12, 2019|Announcements|

Each year at the Oregon Wine Symposium, industry leaders are recognized for their contributions to the Oregon wine industry. Nominations for the Oregon Wine Industry Awards are now open. Award recipients will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Luncheon at the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium. Nominations close Nov. 8 with award recipients being selected and [...]

Culinary Institute of America 2019 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

November 19, 2018|Announcements|

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is seeking wine sponsors for the following 2019 events. If any of these align with your brand's goals, please contact Donna Wintergreen at the CIA for more information. CIA's Flavor Summit March 6-8, 2019 | CIA@Copia | Napa, CA The Flavor Summit brings together a select invited group of top food-and-beverage executives, corporate and [...]

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

November 18, 2018|Announcements|

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|Announcements, 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 [...]