2019 Symposium: Options Abound at the Trade Show Breaks

January 30, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium|

You already know that the Symposium's trade show breaks present opportunities to meet with more than 180 exhibitors, from lawyers to labelers to lab equipment. But if you find yourself looking for even more, check out other ways to maximize your time. Experimental Wine Trials Taste the real-life results of three vineyard and winery [...]

Get More Out of Symposium – Do Your Homework!

January 30, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium|

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 [...]

2019 Symposium: Sales Strategies that Pay Back

January 24, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Whether you're a seasoned sales manager, a direct-to-consumer specialist or a winemaker who does it all, opportunities abound to grow your sales know-how at the Symposium. Owners and sales managers will get the low-down on the latest in marketplace dynamics at Outlook on the Wine Sector. This panel will touch on M&A and valuation [...]

2019 Symposium: A Keynote to Kick Off Each Day

January 18, 2019|Oregon Wine Symposium|

The first day of the 2019 Oreogn Wine Symposium starts off strong with a keynote address from Sandra Taylor, author of The Business of Sustainable Wine. In addition to addressing sustainable winegrowing, her talk will focus on global trends and local opportunities in brand equity building and business sustainability, setting the gears in [...]

2019 Symposium: Viticulture Track Focuses on Vineyard Vitality in a Changing Climate

December 14, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Nowhere in the wine industry does the changing climate have a bigger impact than in the vineyard. The Viticulture Track at the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium offers new insights and strategies from current research that addresses threats to the vineyard exacerbated by shifting climatic conditions, including water availability and red blotch disease. Every session features a researcher [...]

2019 Symposium: Enology Track Focuses on Mitigating Threats to Wine Quality

November 29, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Oregon wine is synonymous with quality. But you don't have to take our word for it. Just look at the outsized acclaim Oregon garners in Wine Spectator year after year: 20% of 90+ scores on domestic bottlings, despite producing just over 1% of the country's wine. This is a testament to the caliber of wine - and winemakers [...]

2019 Symposium: DTC Business Track Provides Strategies to Grow Sales at Small Wineries

November 7, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

On average, wineries producing fewer than 5,000 cases sell 70% of their wines directly to consumers through their tasting rooms and wine clubs, according to the Silicon Valley Bank 2018 State of the Industry Report. With the majority of Oregon wineries producing around or below that threshold, the DTC channel plays a critical [...]

2019 Symposium: Executive Track to Focus on Informed Business Decisions

October 19, 2018|Education, Oregon Wine Symposium|

Running a business requires infinite decisions, from pricing to branding, staff incentive structures to channel mix, and so much more. The 2019 Symposium's Executive Business track guides winery and vineyard owners, GMs and other leaders – current or aspiring – to a better understanding of how these myriad decisions culminate in sustainable success for [...]

Preliminary Call for Participation in 2019 Symposium Wine Trials

September 24, 2018|Education, Oregon Wine Symposium, 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 Now Open for the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium

September 21, 2018|Announcements, Oregon Wine Symposium|

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 [...]