The Grapevine Newsletter

The Grapevine Newsletter is distributed every two weeks to members of the Oregon wine community. These members include all winery and vineyard employees, regional associations, legislators, wine industry academics and current Oregon Winegrowers Association service members. If you are associated with one or more of these groups but are not receiving the Grapevine Newsletter, please sign up to hear from the OWB.

Letter From Tom Danowski

February 14, 2018|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

Dear friends, We’re a week away from another sensational Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland. But it’s not too late to register and join well over a thousand of your industry friends and colleagues for two [...]

2018 Oregon Wine Month Toolkit Launched

February 12, 2018|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

 The 2018 Oregon Wine Month toolkit has been launched. The toolkit outlines the 2018 program elements, offers printed POS for order and digital assets for download. To amplify Oregon Wine Month visibility and awareness in [...]

February 2018 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

February 12, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts|Tags: , |

On Feb. 5, Dr. Greg Jones of Linfield College published an updated weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at Jan. conditions, provides an updated drought watch, and forecasts February, March and [...]

Travel Portland 101 – Feb. 20

February 9, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

Hear from representatives of Travel Portland departments, including partner services, conventions sales and services, marketing, communications and public relations, community relations and tourism sales. Decide which program areas can help keep your business on the [...]

OWB-Sponsored Research Update: Grape Powdery Mildew Management – A Fungicide Timing and Selection Conundrum

February 7, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, OWB Funded Research, Technical Research, Viticulture + Enology|Tags: , |

Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist USDA-ARS-HCRL, has prepared the update below. Other researchers include Tara Neill, USDA, Brent Warneke, Oregon State University, and Lindsey Thiessen, North Carolina State University. This project receives funding from the [...]

Letter From Tom Danowksi

January 30, 2018|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

Dear friends, If you haven’t seen the national direct-to-consumer data for 2017 published by SOVOS and Wines & Vines Analytics, they reflect strong, positive volume growth for Oregon trending at twice the rate of the overall category. [...]

Regional Cooperative Tourism Program Grant Funding Available

January 29, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA), Willamette Valley Visitors Association (WVVA) and Central Oregon Visitors Association (COVA) have developed and launched grant programs funded through Travel Oregon’s Regional Cooperative Tourism Program to enhance, expand and [...]

Applications Open for Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program

January 29, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , |

Travel Oregon is now accepting applications for Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants funding. The program awards eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of communities throughout the state by means [...]

May Wine Spectator Co-op Ad Opportunity

January 29, 2018|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

After a successful March edition, Wine Spectator is once again offering a co-op advertising opportunity in the May issue, timed to coincide with Oregon Wine Month. The highly qualified readership of the print magazine is [...]


January 16, 2018|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

Dear friends, It’s been a busy start to the new year, as you might surmise by the amount and variety of messages you’ve been receiving from the team here at the Oregon Wine Board. I’d [...]