When your picks and crush schedules allow, take a look at the industry’s most recent vineyard and winery report posted here on our website. It’s packed with regional harvest and varietal production statistics from 2020 along with statewide aggregations of Oregon wine sales by channel. Thanks to the growers and winery owners who answered the call earlier this year from Bob Parker and our analytical partners at the University of Oregon to provide the survey responses that made the report possible. Thanks also to the writers who publicize our industry’s milestones and, sometimes, even the occasional setback in articles like this;
Even more insights are packed into the 45 pages of the OWB’s 2020-21 Annual Report. Each fall, this exercise reminds us to publicly highlight the volunteers who have dedicated hours of service to our industry’s committees. Each one of them deserves our appreciation and acknowledgment. All 130 are listed on pages 42-43. To learn more about how you can join them, contact us. You can also review the OWB’s year-end financial statement on p. 38 for details on how we responded to the 11% drop in our anticipated tax income by tightening the screws to reduce total expenses by 19%;
While you’re occupied among the vines and in your cellars this month, we are already looking ahead to the next virtual Oregon Wine Symposium scheduled for February 15th, 16th and 17th, 2022. Part of our planning is to invite your nominations for the next slate of industry award recipients who will be recognized at the Symposium. See this page on our site to view the award categories and make your nominations;
With the due date approaching in a couple weeks, this is the third notice that the governor’s office is accepting applications from those interested in a three-year appointment to the Oregon Wine Board of Directors. The next term begins January 1, 2022, but the application deadline is Friday, October 1. The governor’s Executive Appointments Office asks that all applicants use this interest form, but be aware that a complete application packet includes the form along with answers to some supplemental questions plus a resume and a short bio. For answers to some FAQs about service on the Oregon Wine Board click here.
For still more information on the process, please click here. The governor’s staff directs applicants to send completed packets to: [email protected].
And finally, although Dr. Greg Jones has taken a new role in our industry, his invaluable analyses of climate and weather trends will continue. See his latest published summary and forecast alert right here. Then read this great interview Greg gave to Joe Micallef for a story last week entitled, “The Future of Southern Oregon Wine” for forbes.com.
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Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research Summer Newsletter
The Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research (NSCFR) has published its latest quarterly newsletter, with updates on Pacific Northwest research, news, USDA funding, personnel, and NCSFR events. Read the summer 2021 newsletter and subscribe to receive future editions.
The Future of Oregon Tourism: Stakeholder Workshops
Travel Oregon and international tourism experts, Destination Think!, invite you to participate in one of seven regional, virtual workshops in October. Your input during these workshops will have direct impact on Oregon’s tourism vision for the future. See the complete schedule of workshops and learn more about the strategic planning process.
Apply to the Oregon Wine Board of Directors | Deadline: Oct. 1
The Executive Appointments staff at the governor’s office are accepting applications from industry members interested in joining the Oregon Wine Board of Directors for a three-year term starting Jan. 1, 2022. Learn more about Oregon Wine Board service and submit your application by Oct. 1.
Applications are now open for vineyard stewards and employers to participate in the 2022 AHIVOY Wine Industry Professional training program. Application details and FAQs can be found on the AHIVOY website, and AHIVOY representatives are available to meet with vineyard stewards to answer any questions they may have about the program.
Oregon Wine Industry Forum | Next meeting: Oct. 12
The monthly Oregon Wine Industry Forum will be on haitus during September, with the next meeting scheduled for Oct. 12. Register for the final three meetings of 2021 to stay current on industry trends, connect with industry members across the state, and keep informed on OWB programming and opportunities.
Make a nomination for the 2022 Oregon Wine Industry Awards | Deadline: Nov. 15
Nominations for the 2022 Oregon Wine Industry Awards are being accepted until Nov. 15. The awards recognize contributions to the industry in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Founder, Outstanding Industry Leadership, Vineyard Excellence, and Industry Partner.
OWB’s Wildfire Smoke Toolkit
OWB’s Wildfire Smoke Toolkit includes resources about Oregon OSHA’s latest temporary rule, helpful documents from SAIF, and more.
OWB’s COVID-19 Toolkit
OWB’s COVID-19 Toolkit includes the latest information on Governor Brown’s statewide mask mandate as well as information from Oregon OSHA. The latter includes a workplace advisory memo regarding employer enforcement of facial coverings in response to the reinstated mandate.