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. [...]

Grapevine Newsletter May 26 2020

May 26, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MAY 26, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events A MESSAGE FROM OWB VICE CHAIRMAN KEVIN CHAMBERS As we approach the 60th anniversary of our industry’s founding, Oregon grapegrowers and winemakers have proven this is one of the Earth’s great [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grapevine Newsletter May 12 2020

May 12, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MAY 12, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events COMMUNITY: A LETTER FROM BOB MORUS It seems like years, not months since our annual Oregon Wine Symposium. The educational sessions and vendor displays become a highly anticipated ritual; a rite [...]

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 [...]

Grapevine Newsletter April 28 2020

April 28, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM MARIE CHAMBERS Dear Friends,   While we are all waiting for business to open up, I’d like to highlight some of the great work our Oregon Wine Board committees have [...]

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 [...]