COVID-19 Bulletin – Time Sensitive Opening Request

May 27, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser TIME SENSITIVE: ACTION REQUESTED Governor Brown's office is seeking feedback on Phase 1 reopening from wine tasting rooms as it considers guidance for Phase 2. Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla is compiling statewide wine industry feedback for the Governor's staff. Email Commissioner Kulla and copy the OWB no later than Thursday, May 28 at 2 p.m. [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin

May 20, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   Wineries considering extensions of, or changes to, the hospitality and guest service areas on their licensed premises will find value in this summary of OLCC’s Reopening Guidance for businesses in counties approved for Phase I commercial activities. It has been prepared by Davis Wright Tremaine, legal counsel [...]

Update Your Tasting Room Reopening Status for Consumers & Media

May 20, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine|

View this email in your browser HAVE YOU REOPENED FOR ONSITE TASTINGS? Update your status for consumers and media Although many tasting rooms in Oregon are not yet open to onsite visitors - either by Governor's order or choice - wine lovers and media are seeking an accurate and comprehensive resource on where visitors are [...]

IMPORTANT: Guidelines for Reopening Tasting Rooms

May 14, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEW GUIDELINES FOR OREGON WINE TASTING ROOM OPERATIONS Rules and recommendations to prepare for safe reopening A task force comprised of industry members statewide has just released a document outlining Guidelines for Wine Tasting Room Operations in Response to COVID-19. This document has been endorsed by the boards of [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Preparing to Reopen

May 13, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Last week Governor Brown provided further details on the seven prerequisites to be met by counties seeking approval to execute Phase I of the state’s “Reopening Oregon” plan. That 25-slide PowerPoint plan can be found, along with many other resources, in the OWB’s COVID-19 toolkit.   In [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Travel and Wholesale Impacts

May 6, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As we approach the eventual re-openings of businesses and winery tasting rooms, Davis Wright Tremaine, counsel for the Oregon Winegrowers Association, provides this blog post for “Employers Planning to Reopen.” Keep an eye out as you near the end for the “Related Posts” that may be of interest. [...]

VingDirect DTC Course Offerings at Discounted Prices

April 29, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Education, Grapevine|

View this email in your browser ONLINE DTC COURSES NOW AVAILABLE  Classes available through May 30 for just $25 each Last spring, OWB partnered with DTC experts VingDirect to offer a series of highly popular webinars about wine club management. Now, as the direct sales landscape is shifting, we are recommitting to providing you with [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Reopening Oregon Framework

April 29, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   Governor Brown’s plan to re-start commercial activities affected by last month’s executive orders continues to take shape. It will be based on this two-part decision model:   I. Gating Criteria A downward trajectory of reported influenza and COVID-19 symptoms over a 14-day period. A declining trajectory [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin

April 22, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, You don’t need to love Hollywood to appreciate how celebrity duo Ashton and Mila (Kunis) Kutcher are raising funds with their new Quarantine Pinot noir. Made in Dundee by Battle Creek Cellars winemaker Sarah Cabot, the wine will begin shipping in May. Media coverage for Oregon wine [...]

PPE Advisory for Working with Pesticides

April 17, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Viticulture + Enology|

Kaci Buhl, associate professor in the OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences and statewide coordinator for the Pesticide Safety Education Program, shares the following advisory and resources regarding personal protective equipment for those working with pesticides. Personal protective equipment (PPE) may be in short supply, regionally or nationally, in the 2020 growing season. I’m a member of [...]