Travel Oregon’s Competitive Small Grants Application Period Open Until Aug. 29

July 31, 2018|Announcement, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Travel Oregon Competitive Grants Program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local communities throughout the state. These projects support Travel Oregon’s mission of "a better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies."  To be eligible for funding, projects must be for tourism purposes and demonstrate a direct tie [...]

Sovos Announces Resource to Track Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Rules

July 17, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Below is a press release by Sovos, the company behind ShipCompliant, announcing a new resource providing state-by-state direct wine shipping compliance information. This resource is freely accessible, and may be of interest to Oregon wineries shipping directly to consumers in various states. July 16, 2018: Sovos is excited to announce the launch of our new ShipCompliant Direct-to-Consumer [...]

2017 Preliminary Grape Pricing Report

June 27, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog, Winery & Vineyard Report|

The preliminary pricing report for grapes from the 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey is now available. The report includes weighted average prices and median prices by region and variety, as well as minimum and maximum prices per ton to provide a more comprehensive picture of pricing around the state. The Oregon Wine Board contracted with the University of Oregon's [...]

ODA Announces Funding to Help Offset Organic Certification Costs

June 15, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of cost-share rebate funds for certified organic farmers and processors. The funds, made available through the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will reimburse up to 75 percent of certification costs, or up to $750 [...]

2018 V&E Research Listening Tour

June 14, 2018|OWB Blog, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|

Register to Join OWB for a Listening Session on Research In June, the OWB Directors allocated a record amount of funding to viticulture and enology research projects for the 2018-19 fiscal year: $437,500. Given this heightened commitment to scientific research and the desire to maximize the return on the industry's investment in this program, the leadership of the [...]

Tips for Trade Tastings: Converting Sales Leads into Wine Placements

May 4, 2018|OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

Trade tasting season is upon us! While trade tastings offer great exposure for your brand in front of key buyers, they are also very time consuming and expensive. Creating a structured plan in advance of the tasting can result in a better return on investment and help you convert sales leads into wine placements. How [...]

OSU Agricultural Water Survey

April 20, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research|

Researchers at Oregon State University are reaching out to all produce growers in the state of Oregon to request their help. They are interested in investigating water use practices in order to help farmers meet new federal requirements. They have included a survey to better understand water practices on produce farms. The survey should take [...]

OWRI Red Blotch Survey

April 20, 2018|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Technical Research|

The Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University is conducting a survey on Grapevine Red Blotch Disease to understand how widespread the disease is in Oregon and what educational information is needed by industry. The survey should not take more than a few minutes. Begin the survey.

WISE Workshop: 7 Secrets of Professional Selling

April 6, 2018|Education, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Wine Board is pleased to offer, at more than 90% off, WISE Academy 7 Secrets of Sales workshops in McMinnville and Medford. Both workshops will cover leveraging your brand, understanding the buyers’ continuum, positive profiling, building rapport, buying signals, codifying your sales successes, wine club features and benefits, asking for the order and capturing data. Regularly [...]

Upcoming WISE Academy Classes

March 26, 2018|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

WISE #211 Tasting Room Management Certificate April 30, May 3 & 10 $990 | This 3-day course focuses on the strategic needs of tasting room managers. REGISTER  WISE #111 Tasting Room Professional Certificate May 1 & 8 $700 | This 2-day class is designed to raise the sales and customer service skills of tasting room [...]