Call for Wine: Wine & Spirits seeks Syrah, Rhône-Style Red Blends for its February 2021 issue

September 24, 2020|Uncategorized|

Wine & Spirits October 2020 Wine & Spirits is now accepting Syrah and Rhône-Style blends for its February 2021 issue with a submission window open until October 9, 2020, and again from Oct. 12-30, 2020, according to its submissions calendar. The feature is called Warming Winter Reds. Please following the new tasting protocol [...]

Vinous rates the 2018 vintage as one of the best ever for Pinot noir in Oregon

August 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

You may remember in March 2020, Josh Raynolds, editor of Vinous put out the call for us to gather as many wine samples as producers could send him right as stay-at-home orders were issued to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  This was a poignant time for wine and wine writers who  had planned annual [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Updates on PPP and Food Security & Farmworker Initiative

June 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please spend a few minutes reviewing this updated version of the Guidelines for Wine Tasting Room Operations in Response to COVID-19. It has been refreshed and carefully modified by industry task force members from across the state. The six pages include links and referrals to support documents that [...]

Local Small Business Grants and Loans

April 16, 2020|Uncategorized|

Mia Noren of Crosswater Strategies (lobbying partner of Oregon Winegrowers Association) provides this rundown of funding available to small businesses in Oregon. She says: "Some grant windows are open only for a few days and it can be easy to miss the application period. My recommendation is to check your local cities website regularly." MESO Small [...]

Decanter’s Charles Curtis MW seeks Oregon Chardonnay samples by April 18

March 20, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations, Uncategorized|

Wine reviewer Charles Curtis MW has been commissioned to write an article for a summer issue of Decanter. It is a long-ish article on Oregon Chardonnay and for this, he is gathering samples from Oregon producers. No vintage specifically, but the Chardonnay must be available in New York, at least to ship directly to customers. [...]

Participate in the 2019 International Volcanic Wine Conference

February 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

John Szabo MS, a passionate educational leader for volcanic wines founded Volcanic Wines International in order to take the leading role in defining and establishing a Volcanic Wine Movement, and to provide educational and promotional opportunities for volcanic wine producers internationally. After the success of the first International Volcanic Wine Conference (IVWC) held on March 27, 2018, in New [...]

Rogue Farm Corps Workshops: Farm/Ranch Transfer and Access to Land

February 3, 2019|Uncategorized|

Retiring and aspiring farmers and ranchers around the state are invited to a workshop near them!  Rogue Farm Corps' day-long “Changing Hands: Workshops on Farm/Ranch Transfer and Access to Land" will be offered in: Baker City- Wednesday, 02/13/19 Medford- Tuesday, 02/19/19 Corvallis- Wednesday, 03/06/19 Workshops include 1 track for succession planning, 1 track for land access, [...]

2019 Oregon Wine Leadership Award Given to Two Oregon Legislators

February 3, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Oregon Winegrowers Association has awarded Senator Arnie Roblan and Rep. Paul Holvey with the 2019 Oregon Wine Leadership Award on Wednesday, Jan 30. Both members have been long time legislators who have used their leadership roles to advance issues important to the Oregon wine industry. Both members serve as two of the four co-chairs [...]

2019 Women’s Farm to Food Business Competition

January 7, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Women’s Farm to Food Competition is dedicated to fostering growth among women producers (i.e., farmers, fishers, ranchers) and women entrepreneurs with food and beverage businesses in Oregon and Washington. The Farm to Food Competition was developed through a partnership of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Foundation , Oregon Department of Agriculture [...]

Participate in Linfield College’s 2018 Oregon Wine Industry Salary Survey

December 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

Linfield College is conducting its second annual Oregon Wine Industry Salary Survey, and requests participation from vineyard and winery managers around the state prior to the survey deadline of Jan. 15. See the following letter, published Dec. 6, from Dr. Jeff Peterson of Linfield College, for details: Dear Oregon Wine Industry Member, You are once [...]