LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI
We are just a couple of weeks away from the kickoff of our statewide listening tour to meet in person with all interested winemakers and growers about the best ways the OWB can invest the industry’s tax dollars for maximum impact over the next few years in Marketing and Communications. Please register to join us, or send a colleague to one of these seven sessions.
To ensure each session is as focused on your priority agenda items as possible, please help us by offering your input in advance via this quick survey. If you’re not able to join a listening session, that’s even more reason to make your thoughts known through the survey.
Oregon Wine Month is on the launch pad and nearly ready for liftoff on May 1. A couple final checklist items require attention before we ignite the engine. First, we don’t want your Oregon restaurant customers to miss out on the chance to be recognized by more than 310,000 readers of The Oregonian later in April. For the chance to be listed in the paper’s statewide Oregon Wine Month back cover print ad, a restaurant, cafe or bar need only commit to pouring a flight of at least three Oregon wines for the month of May. Here is the sign-up form allowing you to get your key accounts listed before the April 8 deadline. Second, you’re not too late to tell us about your consumer events scheduled for Oregon Wine Month so we can list them on our events calendar, which will be even more aggressively promoted than last year to generate increased visitor traffic.
Finally, save this date: July 8, 2019. Willamette Valley Vineyards will host Women in Wine: Fermenting Change in Oregon. It will be the first annual gathering of women and men dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the Oregon wine industry. Click here for more details or to register for the event, which will enrich your network and offer the chance to hear some extraordinary and inspiring speakers including Oregon’s own Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild.”