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.

Travel Oregon Wine Country Plates Grants Awards Announced

April 20, 2018|Categories: Announcement, Grapevine Edition Archive|

Travel Oregon is pleased to announce that eight projects have been awarded a total of $184,200 in grant funding through the Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program. Funded through revenue generated by the sale [...]

OSU Agricultural Water Survey

April 20, 2018|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive, 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 [...]

OWRI Red Blotch Survey

April 20, 2018|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive, 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 [...]

April 2018 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

April 9, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts|Tags: , |

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

Rogue Farm Corps’ April Workshop Series

April 8, 2018|Categories: Education, Grapevine|Tags: , |

Rogue Farm Corps' is hosting a series of workshops throughout Oregon this April titled, “Changing Hands: Workshops on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land." Are you a retiring or aspiring farmer? Come out for a [...]

Attend an Oregon Tourism Listening Session in Your Region

March 26, 2018|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

Travel Oregon, in partnership with Oregon’s seven regional destination management organizations (RDMOs), invites you to join one of 10 Oregon Tourism Listening Sessions across the state this spring. We want to hear from anyone who [...]

Upcoming WISE Academy Classes

March 26, 2018|Categories: Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: |

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 [...]

Letter From Tom Danowski

March 22, 2018|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: |

Dear friends, Let me open this note by extending an invitation. This is to anyone but is particularly intended for our industry colleagues in Southern Oregon. Please join the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Winegrowers [...]

LA Tasting Event Wine Trail Selection

March 16, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, Oregon Wine Trail Event|

To help consumers at our LA tasting discover the "Oregon wine trail" that best fits their palate and interests, we’ve outlined six wine trails throughout the event. The icons and descriptions you see below will [...]

Support Our Industry by Completing Your 2017 Census

March 14, 2018|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Funded Research, Winery & Vineyard Report|Tags: , |

Dear Oregon Vineyard Owners and Wine Producers, The 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Survey is ready for your input. The survey provides important census benchmark data on our industry and is an essential tool in understanding [...]