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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.

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 [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Preparing to Reopen

May 13, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Last week Governor Brown provided further details on the seven prerequisites to be met by counties seeking approval to execute Phase I of the state’s “Reopening Oregon” [...]

Grapevine Newsletter May 12 2020

May 12, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MAY 12, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events COMMUNITY: A LETTER FROM BOB MORUS It seems like years, not [...]

Submit Oregon Chardonnay to Wine & Spirits Magazine for October 2020

May 10, 2020|Categories: Calls for Wine|

Please note: the window for submissions for Oregon Chardonnay has been changed to June 8, 2020 to June 17, 2020 Wine & Spirits changed its submission format for its August 2020 issue due to the [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Travel and Wholesale Impacts

May 6, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As we approach the eventual re-openings of businesses and winery tasting rooms, Davis Wright Tremaine, counsel for the Oregon Winegrowers Association, provides this blog post for “Employers Planning [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Reopening Oregon Framework

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

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   Governor Brown’s plan to re-start commercial activities affected by last month’s executive orders continues to take shape. It will be based on this two-part decision model: [...]

Grapevine Newsletter April 28 2020

April 28, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM MARIE CHAMBERS Dear Friends,   While we are all waiting [...]

Letter From Jon McDaniel of the United Sommeliers Foundation

April 24, 2020|Categories: Announcement, Trade Marketing|

I am writing to ask for your support of the United Sommeliers Foundation. We organized this charity when we realized there were no resources for unemployed sommeliers. What began as a GoFundMe page has evolved [...]

Oregon wine continues to shine in 2017 vintage Oregon Report in The Wine Advocate

April 23, 2020|Categories: Announcement, Media Relations|

Prepared by Sally Murdoch, OWB Communications Manager The highly anticipated Oregon Report for the 2017 vintage was published in The Wine Advocate April 23, 2020, and promising scores continue to pave the way for our region. [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin

April 22, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, You don’t need to love Hollywood to appreciate how celebrity duo Ashton and Mila (Kunis) Kutcher are raising funds with their new Quarantine Pinot noir. Made in [...]

PPE Advisory for Working with Pesticides

April 17, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Viticulture + Enology|

Kaci Buhl, associate professor in the OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences and statewide coordinator for the Pesticide Safety Education Program, shares the following advisory and resources regarding personal protective equipment for those working with pesticides. Personal [...]

Local Small Business Grants and Loans

April 16, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mia Noren of Crosswater Strategies (lobbying partner of Oregon Winegrowers Association) provides this rundown of funding available to small businesses in Oregon. She says: "Some grant windows are open only for a few days and it [...]

Special Alert: New COVID-19 Resources Available on the Toolkit

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

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, It's easy sometimes to forget the power in a simple gesture of heartfelt kindness. You may have heard OWB Board Chair Bob Morus drove from Hood River [...]

Grapevine Newsletter April 14 2020

April 14, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR APRIL 14, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM KAI MCMURTRY Hi Friends,   I’m writing from my home [...]

International Newsletter April 13 2020

April 13, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive, International Marketing|

View this email in your browser INTERNATIONAL MARKETING NEWSLETTER APRIL 13, 2020 International Developments Recap of Activities Event Updates Other News INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS  As the global situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change daily, [...]

COVID-19 News and Related Opportunities

April 8, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As businesses adapt to today’s temporary commercial restrictions, the OWB is consolidating resources crowdsourced from our community to deal with immediate circumstances while also developing new [...]

International Wine Report seeks Oregon Rosé and Tempranillo for Annual Reports

April 2, 2020|Categories: Calls for Wine|

International Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog writer Owen Bargreen CS is collecting rosé for his annual 2020 Rose Report, and a new request for Tempranillo from Oregon for his 2020 report. He writes: There [...]

Special Alert: Navigating COVID-19 Financial Resources

April 2, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please check in and view new material in the OWB's COVID-19 Oregon Wine Industry Toolkit. With many in the industry facing tight deadlines for decisions and expressing [...]

Grapevine Newsletter March 31 2020

March 31, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MARCH 31, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM JESS WILLEY Hi everyone, I hope this finds you and [...]