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 [...]

Registration Open for 2019 International Events

September 24, 2018|Announcement, International Marketing, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

Make your plans for Japan, London, ProWein and Toronto OWB's international marketing team has opened registration for the 2019 slate of events around the globe. Tasting events will be held in Osaka, Tokyo, London and Toronto, and we'll be returning to ProWein in Düsseldorf as well. If you export to these markets or are interested [...]

Registration Now Open for the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium

September 21, 2018|Announcement, Oregon Wine Symposium, OWB Blog|

Registration is open for the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium, happening Feb. 12-13, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Your All-Access Ticket includes so much more than world-class educational content: Full access to two full days of seminars, lectures and panel discussions - more than 25 sessions in all to choose from covering pressing [...]

Oregon Pinot Camp Accepting Applications Through Sept. 29

September 14, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

A Message from the Oregon Pinot Camp Organizers: Dear Oregon Pinot Noir Producer, Planning for Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC) 2019 is underway. The dates for OPC 2019 are Saturday, June 22 - Tuesday, June 25, 2019. OPC continues to be one of the finest educational and promotional trade events in the world attracting top wine buyers [...]

Decanter Premium Discount Offer

September 10, 2018|OWB Blog|

Decanter magazine is offering regional promotional organizations a discounted subscription (-20%) to Decanter Premium, their new digital subscription. Decanter Premium offers exclusive content, less advertising and other benefits like early access to some of their top events. Decanter Premium is offered monthly for $12/month or annually for $100. Monthly: $9.60 /month Annually: $80 /year Members of the [...]

Travel Oregon’s 2018 Engagement Survey

September 10, 2018|OWB Blog|

Travel Oregon produces a strategic plan that guides their work with key initiatives and measurements—aligning staff, programs and investments around clear strategies to support the tourism industry, Oregon's economy and visitor experiences. As they build their upcoming 2019-2021 Strategic plan, they're working to ensure Oregon’s tourism industry and industries impacted by tourism have ample opportunities to participate and engage [...]

2019 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration Call for Submissions

September 10, 2018|Calls for Wine, OWB Blog|

The 2019 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. All wineries, regardless of previous participation, wishing to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration (OCC), must submit samples for a blind panel tasting comprised of retailers, sommeliers and winemakers. Wineries may [...]

Mark Your Calendar: Next Oregon Wine Trail Events and Other Upcoming Tastings

August 30, 2018|Announcement, Consumer Marketing, Oregon Wine Trail Event, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

The Trail Leads to New York City in 2019 Save the date for this and other growth opportunities coming next year Following on the success of our first Oregon Wine Trail event in Los Angeles in April, the OWB team is excited to announce that our next domestic market for this event [...]

Ken and Grace Evenstad provide matching grant for research on red blotch virus

August 26, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Grace and Ken Evenstad, founding owners of Domaine Serene Winery in the Dundee Hills, have pledged up to $500,000 for a critical new research project specific to Oregon and designed by OSU and USDA research scientists. The initiative focuses on the ever-increasing threat of grapevine red blotch virus and will bring together a new multi-disciplinary [...]