2021-22 Oregon Wine Board Budget Proposal

February 23, 2021|Announcements|

UPDATE 3/11/21: Thank you to the organizations and individuals who provided OWB with questions and comments regarding the 2021-22 Budget Proposal. Your input and contribution is important to the Board and appreciated. Below is a link to access the list of submitted questions and comments with further explanations and information from OWB. Click here to [...]

Call for Wine: Wine & Spirits seeks Syrah, Rhône-Style Red Blends for its February 2021 issue

September 24, 2020|Announcements, Calls for Wine|

Wine & Spirits October 2020 Wine & Spirits is now accepting Syrah and Rhône-Style blends for its February 2021 issue with a submission window open until October 9, 2020, and again from Oct. 12-30, 2020, according to its submissions calendar. The feature is called Warming Winter Reds. Please following the new tasting protocol [...]

Entry Period for 2020 Oregon Wine Competition Closing Soon

May 22, 2020|Announcements, Calls for Wine|

From OWB Education Manager Bree Stock MW Three years ago, I had the pleasure to participate as a judge the in the Oregon Wine Competition, organized by the Asante Foundation, host of the Oregon Wine Experience. The experience was professional and insightful, introducing me to a vast selection of varieties and styles within our state. [...]

Wineries begin reopening in the state, kicking off with those in 28 Oregon counties

May 14, 2020|Announcements, Media Relations|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Portland, OR … May 14, 2020 – After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to on-premise wine tastings and consumption, on May 7th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the plans for the Phase One reopening of Oregon wineries and tasting rooms. Oregon winery tasting rooms are greenlighted to start opening [...]

Letter From Jon McDaniel of the United Sommeliers Foundation

April 24, 2020|Announcements, Trade Marketing|

I am writing to ask for your support of the United Sommeliers Foundation. We organized this charity when we realized there were no resources for unemployed sommeliers. What began as a GoFundMe page has evolved into a charitable foundation. We are asking for your assistance to support the people who have and will continue to [...]

Oregon wine continues to shine in 2017 vintage Oregon Report in The Wine Advocate

April 23, 2020|Announcements, Media Relations|

Prepared by Sally Murdoch, OWB Communications Manager The highly anticipated Oregon Report for the 2017 vintage was published in The Wine Advocate April 23, 2020, and promising scores continue to pave the way for our region. In fact, the 2017 vintage produced the highest proportion of 90+ scores to date from reviewer Erin Brooks, who visited [...]

PPE Advisory for Working with Pesticides

April 17, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19, 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 [...]

Advice for Virtual Meetings

March 24, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19|

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 [...]

Oregon Wine Trade Mission Opportunity – Philippines and Malaysia April 20-24, 2020

January 31, 2020|Announcements, International Marketing, Trade Marketing|

A note from Bob Morus, Oregon Wine Board Chairman and Chair of the International Marketing Committee: An offer for Oregon exporting brands has been announced and deserves your consideration. The Western United States Agriculture Trade Association (WUSATA), in conjunction with USDA, hosts a trade mission to the Philippines and Malaysia April 20-24, 2020. These WUSATA [...]

Registration for 2020 Domestic Oregon Wine Trail Events Now Closed

September 30, 2019|Announcements, Oregon Wine Trail Event|

Registration was open Oct. 3-18 for the 2020 Oregon Wine Trail events in San Francisco (March) and Seattle (May). To ensure diverse representation, winery spots will be allocated by region commensurate with harvest tonnage percentages. The regions are: Willamette Valley (includes Portland wineries) Southern Oregon (Rogue and Umpqua valleys) Eastern Oregon (Columbia Gorge and Walla Walla [...]