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. [...]

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 [...]

Special Alert: New COVID-19 Resources Available on the Toolkit

April 15, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, It's easy sometimes to forget the power in a simple gesture of heartfelt kindness. You may have heard OWB Board Chair Bob Morus drove from Hood River to Woodinville, WA, this past weekend with 42 cases of his Phelps Creek wine to donate to The Herbfarm’s Seattle [...]

COVID-19 News and Related Opportunities

April 8, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As businesses adapt to today’s temporary commercial restrictions, the OWB is consolidating resources crowdsourced from our community to deal with immediate circumstances while also developing new programs to prepare for the emerging opportunities to come. OWB’s educational priorities reflect a more expansive outlook during this global [...]

Special Alert: Navigating COVID-19 Financial Resources

April 2, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please check in and view new material in the OWB's COVID-19 Oregon Wine Industry Toolkit. With many in the industry facing tight deadlines for decisions and expressing increasing interest in the federal government’s emergency financial aid, additions to the Financial Assistance and Business Resources section of the [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Updates & Opportunities

March 26, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, I’ll open with an important reminder to please ask anyone in your network who is not already receiving Oregon Wine Board notices to sign up here so we can add their contact details to our files. Keeping informed and making thoughtful decisions are especially critical to the success [...]

Advice for Virtual Meetings

March 24, 2020|Announcement, COVID-19 Toolkit|

A Note From the Desk of Christina DeArment: OWB's Resident Millennial  Like much of the country, the OWB is working tirelessly to make the abrupt shift from hosting occasional conference calls to relying on virtual meetings to collaborate with industry members and partners. We understand that conducting business exclusively virtually is probably new to [...]