2019 Marketing & Communications Listening Tour

March 13, 2019|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Register to Join OWB for a Listening Session on Marketing & Communications The Oregon Wine Board is undertaking efforts to review, revise and refocus the strategic vision and plan for our marketing and communications work. This work touches a wide range of audiences – from tourists to buyers, from writers to restaurants – creating a [...]

Complete the 2018 Vineyard & Winery Survey – Deadline April 1, 2019

February 21, 2019|OWB Blog, Winery & Vineyard Report|

The annual Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey (commonly known as "the census"), is now available for completion. This research provides important benchmarking data about our industry and is an essential tool in understanding planting, production and pricing trends. The information gathered serves to help track industry growth and is broadly used for marketing, investment and research; it is also [...]

10 Things to do after Symposium

February 15, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium, OWB Blog|

There were a lot of reminders from the main stage, so we took notes for you. Join the Oregon Winegrowers Association to support advocacy, access benefits and be a part of June's "Crush on Oregon" consumer tasting in Portland Complete the 2018 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey Update your tasting room details with OWB [...]

2019 Decanter World Wine Awards – Call for Entries

February 5, 2019|Calls for Wine, OWB Blog|

Decanter has issued a call for entries into its 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards. Below is information provided by Decanter. Who: International and authoritative, Decanter is the world’s finest wine media brand renowned for its independence and depth of knowledge. Since 1975 Decanter has featured some of the most influential wine writers from across the [...]

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 [...]

Join Oregon Business for Climate

February 4, 2019|OWB Blog|

Oregon Business for Climate is a nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization focused on mobilizing industry support and business leadership to advance climate policy and institute a price on carbon emissions while strengthening Oregon’s economy. Oregon Business for Climate believes that, because of federal inaction, Oregon must demonstrate timely policy leadership at the state level. Because of  strong [...]

Oregon Riesling Producer Survey

February 3, 2019|OWB Blog|

The following is a note from a small group of Oregon Riesling producers who are exploring collaborative efforts to drive momentum behind Oregon Riesling in the markeplace: Dear Fellow Oregon Riesling Producers- Riesling has a long and important history in Oregon and, to many of us, it is a great source of passion and pride to make [...]

Get More Out of Symposium – Do Your Homework!

January 30, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium, OWB Blog|

View this email in your browser HERE'S YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT Study up to get the most out of Symposium Get more out of your Symposium experience by spending a little time brushing up on this year's panel topics. By reading a few short reports or watching recordings of past presentations, you'll be ready to absorb [...]

A Tribute to Winemaker Jesus Guillen and a Fundraiser for His Family

November 18, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Oregon's wine community was stunned on Nov. 5 when friend and winemaker Jesus Guillen passed away unexpectedly after losing a battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife, Yuliana, and 10-year-old son, Adrian. On Nov. 24, Winter's Hill Estate will host a one-day wine tasting and sale of Guillen Family Wines, at which all tasting fees [...]

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 [...]