Ken and Grace Evenstad pledge up to $500,000 for research on red blotch virus

August 26, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Grace and Ken Evenstad, founding owners of Domaine Serene Winery in the Dundee Hills, have pledged up to $500,000 for a critical new research project specific to Oregon and designed by OSU and USDA research scientists. The initiative focuses on eradicating the ever-increasing threat of grapevine red blotch virus and will bring together a new [...]

Travel Oregon’s Competitive Small Grants Application Period Open Until Aug. 29

July 31, 2018|Announcement, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Travel Oregon Competitive Grants Program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local communities throughout the state. These projects support Travel Oregon’s mission of "a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies."  To be eligible for funding, projects must be for tourism purposes and demonstrate a direct tie [...]

2017 Preliminary Grape Pricing Report

June 27, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog, Winery & Vineyard Report|

The preliminary pricing report for grapes from the 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey is now available. The report includes weighted average prices and median prices by region and variety, as well as minimum and maximum prices per ton to provide a more comprehensive picture of pricing around the state. The Oregon Wine Board contracted with the University of Oregon's [...]

Announcing 2018 Oregon Wine Month Rep of the Year Winners

June 27, 2018|Announcement, Oregon Wine Month, Trade Marketing|

After extensive deliberation, the Oregon Wine Board would like to congratulate the 2018 Oregon Wine Month Rep of the Year Award winners: Danny McBryde of Young’s Market Co. and Amy Paul Maynard of Mitchell Wine Group. Off-Premise: Danny McBryde of Young’s Market Co. Danny is a seasoned distributor rep vet, working for Young’s Market Company for [...]

ODA Announces Funding to Help Offset Organic Certification Costs

June 15, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of cost-share rebate funds for certified organic farmers and processors. The funds, made available through the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will reimburse up to 75 percent of certification costs, or up to $750 [...]

Travel Oregon Wine Country Plates Grants Awards Announced

April 20, 2018|Announcement, Grapevine|

Travel Oregon is pleased to announce that eight projects have been awarded a total of $184,200 in grant funding through the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program. Funded through revenue generated by the sale of the Wine Country license plates, the matching grants program helps advance wine and culinary tourism projects that improve local [...]

Oregon Wine Board Wine Profit Calculator Tool

March 29, 2018|Announcement, Education|

The Wine Profit Calculator is a free tool developed specifically for Oregon Wine producers, growers and industry by wine industry educators, Masters of Wine Bree Boskov, education manager with the Oregon Wine Board, and Tim Hanni. This unique tool is the first comprehensive tool of its kind to be designed by a regional board 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 [...]

OWB to Partner with Feast Portland for Upcoming Events

January 5, 2018|Announcement, Grapevine|

Winery registration opening week of Jan. 15 for April event in Los Angeles As announced late last year, the Oregon Wine Board will be hosting a series of domestic tasting events coupled with trade education seminars over the next two years. The first of these events will take place in Los Angeles during the week of [...]