2019 DTC Wine Symposium Recap

February 4, 2019|Education, OWB Blog|

OWB's education manager, Bree Stock MW, attended the 2019 DTC Wine Symposium in Concord, California on Jan. 23-24. Below is her summary of the event and key takeaways for Oregon wine producers. About the conference The annual DTC Wine Symposium was held Jan. 23-24, 2019 in Concord, California. This conference is presented by and a [...]

Oregon Wine Profit Planner Webinar Series

November 7, 2018|Education|

Jump to registration links The Oregon Wine Board recently launched the Oregon Wine Profit Planner, a complete suite of workbooks designed to empower small Oregon vineyards and wineries to make business decisions – from pruning to pricing to packaging to personnel – that positively impact their bottom line. The four workbooks that comprise the Oregon Wine [...]

OWB Sponsoring WISE Academy Workshops to Augment 2019 Symposium DTC Education

November 7, 2018|Announcement, 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 [...]

Preliminary Call for Participation in 2019 Symposium Wine Trials

September 24, 2018|Education, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

We are gauging preliminary interest in participating in tasting trials for the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium. This year, the format for these tastings consists of three trial tastings served on the second day of the Symposium only. These trials will be examples selected by a committee for what might best fit one topic for each [...]

Rogue Farm Corps’ April Workshop Series

April 8, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Rogue Farm Corps' is hosting a series of workshops throughout Oregon this April titled, “Changing Hands: Workshops on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land." Are you a retiring or aspiring farmer? Come out for a full day of training on succession planning and land access as well as facilitated networking on regional issues to begin to building [...]

WISE Workshop: 7 Secrets of Professional Selling

April 6, 2018|Education, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Wine Board is pleased to offer, at more than 90% off, WISE Academy 7 Secrets of Sales workshops in McMinnville and Medford. Both workshops will cover leveraging your brand, understanding the buyers’ continuum, positive profiling, building rapport, buying signals, codifying your sales successes, wine club features and benefits, asking for the order and capturing data. Regularly [...]

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 [...]

Upcoming WISE Academy Classes

March 26, 2018|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

WISE #211 Tasting Room Management Certificate April 30, May 3 & 10 $990 | This 3-day course focuses on the strategic needs of tasting room managers. REGISTER  WISE #111 Tasting Room Professional Certificate May 1 & 8 $700 | This 2-day class is designed to raise the sales and customer service skills of tasting room [...]

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 [...]

April 5th Tractor Safety & Training Workshop – English & Spanish

March 12, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Tractor/UTV safety training should be attended by anyone who during their job operates a tractor or UTV. Join David Jamarillo, Environmental Health and Safety Manager with Jackson Family Wines for a practical workshop for Tractor and UTV safety training.  The workshop will provide best management practices specifically designed to address the use of UTV’s and [...]