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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 and wine industry academics.

COVID-19 Bulletin: New Harvest Prep and DTC Resources

July 29, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As wine supply and demand continue searching for an equilibrium, Wines Vines Analytics recently presented some data on underlying channel dynamics. Overall, they reflect ongoing softness in [...]

Nick Stock at James Suckling opens tasting window for next Oregon Report

July 27, 2020|Categories: Calls for Wine|

Nick Stock in early 2020 As COVID-19 keeps Oregon in a holding pattern with most media visitors, Nick Stock, executive editor at JamesSuckling.com will be tasting the next round of wines from his [...]

Grapevine Newsletter July 21 2020

July 21, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JULY 21, 2020 Marketing Research Education Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends,   This is the fifth and final reminder that the [...]

COVID-19 Photography Best Practice and Call for Photos

July 20, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, OWB Blog|

View this email in your browser COVID-19 PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICE Share your compliant images with fans and OWB Photo courtesy Adelsheim Vineyard It is critical that we set and meet visitation expectations as an industry. We [...]

Support Vineyard Steward Education through AHIVOY

July 16, 2020|Categories: Education|

Photo courtesy AHIVOY AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad) is a nonprofit organization creating opportunities and empowering Latinx and Hispanic vineyard stewards of the Willamette Valley to [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Resources for Workplace Safety

July 15, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, As our industry counterparts in areas of California react to reinstated restrictions on indoor tasting room service, Oregon winery owners need to be aware of some less [...]

Grapevine Newsletter July 7 2020

July 7, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JULY 7, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI   Dear Friends,   With the pace of wine country [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Face Coverings Now Mandatory Statewide

July 1, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, If you have not yet heard, today, July 1, is the first day that face coverings are mandatory statewide when inside a public space. Guests seated in restaurants, [...]

Grapevine Newsletter June 23 2020

June 23, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JUNE 23, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends,   As we move into summer and Oregon’s [...]

VingDirect DTC Course Offerings at Discounted Prices

June 18, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Education, Grapevine|

View this email in your browser ONLINE DTC COURSES AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 1 Register for any of six offerings for just $25 each As the direct sales landscape is shifting, OWB remains committed to providing you [...]

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

June 17, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Grapevine Newsletter June 10 2020

June 10, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JUNE 10, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends, As our industry moves further into [...]

Wine Press Northwest seeks fortified wines for competition and editorial consideration

June 8, 2020|Categories: Calls for Wine|

Wine Press Northwest seeks fortified wines produced by Northwest wineries. Fruit from Washington, Oregon or Idaho are eligible for submission to this free competition; grape or non-grape wines and must contain at least 17% alcohol [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin

June 3, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   With the pandemic emergency requiring businesses owners to re-examine their operating plans and budgets, managers at the Oregon Wine Board have been doing the same. OWB’s [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin – Time Sensitive Opening Request

May 27, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser TIME SENSITIVE: ACTION REQUESTED Governor Brown's office is seeking feedback on Phase 1 reopening from wine tasting rooms as it considers guidance for Phase 2. Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla is compiling [...]

Grapevine Newsletter May 26 2020

May 26, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MAY 26, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events A MESSAGE FROM OWB VICE CHAIRMAN KEVIN CHAMBERS As we approach [...]

Entry Period for 2020 Oregon Wine Competition Closing Soon

May 22, 2020|Categories: Announcement, Grapevine|

From OWB Education Manager Bree Stock MW Three years ago, I had the pleasure to participate as a judge the in the Oregon Wine Competition, organized by the Asante Foundation, host of the Oregon Wine [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin

May 20, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   Wineries considering extensions of, or changes to, the hospitality and guest service areas on their licensed premises will find value in this summary of OLCC’s Reopening Guidance [...]

Update Your Tasting Room Reopening Status for Consumers & Media

May 20, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine|

View this email in your browser HAVE YOU REOPENED FOR ONSITE TASTINGS? Update your status for consumers and media Although many tasting rooms in Oregon are not yet open to onsite visitors - either by [...]

Wineries begin reopening in the state, kicking off with those in 28 Oregon counties

May 14, 2020|Categories: Announcement, Media Relations|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Portland, OR … May 14, 2020 – After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to on-premise wine tastings and consumption, on May 7th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the plans [...]

IMPORTANT: Guidelines for Reopening Tasting Rooms

May 14, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEW GUIDELINES FOR OREGON WINE TASTING ROOM OPERATIONS Rules and recommendations to prepare for safe reopening A task force comprised of industry members statewide has just released a document [...]