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 pledge up to $500,000 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 eradicating the ever-increasing threat of grapevine red blotch virus and will bring together a new [...]

Submit Nominations for the 2019 Oregon Wine Industry Awards

August 24, 2018|OWB Blog|

Each year at the Oregon Wine Symposium, industry leaders are recognized for their contributions to the Oregon wine industry. Nominations for the Oregon Wine Industry Awards are now open. Award recipients will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Luncheon at the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium. Nominations close Nov. 16 with award recipients being selected and [...]

Symposium Raffle Winners from 2018 OWB Industry Survey

August 24, 2018|OWB Blog|

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our annual Industry Survey in July. As promised, we raffled off three 2019 Symposium packages, which include an all-access ticket and one night in a Portland hotel for the conference. Congratulations to our winners: Terry Brandborg of Brandborg Vineyard & Winery in Elkton; Betty Pataccoli [...]

2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition

August 9, 2018|Calls for Wine, OWB Blog|

In its 51st year of existence, the American Wine Society (AWS) invites commercial wineries to compete in the 2018 AWS Commercial Wine Competition being held Oct. 30-31. The AWS is the largest consumer-based wine organization in the United States. It has conducted this prestigious Commercial Wine Competition annually for over 30 years. This Competition provides [...]