Oregon Wine Industry Forum
Join the Oregon Wine Board for a discussion forum centered on the topics of marketing, education, and research within the Oregon wine industry.
Open to any proprietor, employee, or consultant of an Oregon winery or vineyard, the Oregon Wine Industry Forum serves as a recurring platform to stay current on industry trends, connect with industry members across the state and stay informed on OWB programming and opportunities.
We ask that any media contact the Interim Communications Director, Sarah Murdoch, before registering for these meetings.
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Archive of Recordings
January 10, 2023 | Dr. Jeff Peterson presented some valuable reminders from last year’s salary survey and news about this year’s Oregon salary and workforce survey; OWB shared an early look at its 2023-24 draft budget; and Tyler Kranz, with the National Weather Service based in Portland, gave an update on the Frost/Freeze program.
December 13, 2022 | Dr. Staci Simonich, Dean of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, and Sam Tannahill, OWC Vice President, presented OSU’s 2023 Statewide Legislative Initiative: Building a more resilient Oregon; Josh Vlach, an ODA entomologist shared information about the vine mealybug; Cathy Huyghe of Enolytics presented a review of Q3 data for North American DTC shipments; and the Oregon Winegrowers Association and Oregon Wine Council gave an update on legislative affairs
October 18, 2022 | Katherine Bedard with CA Wine Institute & Dr. Patricia Howe from UC Davis explained wine legitimacy testing; Ari Walker with Ellipse Analytics & Jackie Bowen discussed the Clean Label Project; Holly Reynolds gave a quick overview of the Vivino online platform; Crosswater Strategies provided legislative affairs and election outlook reports.
August 9, 2022 | AVA & Marketing Association Quarterly Meeting
July 20, 2022 | Weather Warnings Webinar; Featuring Dr. Greg Jones along with Tyler Kranz and John Bumgardner with the National Weather Service.
June 27, 2022 | Smoke Research Webinar; Featuring project leads Drs. Tom Collins (WSU), Anita Oberholster (UC Davis), and Elizabeth Tomasino (OSU).
June 14, 2022 | Featuring an update from Mike McNally on his work with OLCC and others to clarify the conjunctive labeling rule going into effect next year, which will be relevant to many Willamette Valley wines. Dr. Jeff Peterson unveiled the latest data from the Oregon wine labor and salary survey, and Jeremy Hart, Co-Founder of Somm.ai, shared information from somm.ai’s on-premise placement database relevant to Oregon.
May 25, 2022 | Growing Season Townhall Spring 2022; Featuring Climatologist Dr. Greg Jones and Dr. Patty Skinkis, Viticulture Extension Specialist with Oregon State University.
April 27, 2022 | Forum on Recent Weather Events; Featuring: Drs. Patty Skinkis and Alec Levin from Oregon State University’s College of Agriculture, crop insurance expert George Harris with NW Farm Credit Services, and Oregon Winegrowers Association Executive Director, Jana McKamey
April 12, 2022 | Featuring: OWB Updates; Bob Hackett, Executive Director, Travel Southern Oregon; commented on ways Oregon wineries work most effectively in partnership with local and regional travel and tourism partners; Patty Skinkis, Ph.D., Professor & Viticulture Extension Specialist, OSU & Allen Holstein; ODA Grapevine Pathogen Testing Project (link to ODA Grape Quarantine); Oregon Winegrowers Association and Oregon Wine Council; Legislative Reports
March 15, 2022 | Featuring: OWB Updates; Danny Brager, Brager Beverage Alcohol Industry Consultant; 2021 Nielsen Report for Oregon Wine, Oregon Winegrowers Association & Oregon Wine Council; Legislative Reports
January 11, 2022 | Featuring: OWB Updates; 2022 Symposium Updates; Bob Parker, IPRE Director, University of Oregon; Annual Vineyard & Winery Report;
2022-23 OWB Budget & Planning; Advocacy Updates; Oregon Winegrowers Association & Oregon Wine Council
December 14, 2021 | Featuring: OWB & Association Updates; Tim Matz, Director of Wine Education, Linfield University; an update on Linfield’s Wine Studies Program (download presentation); Elizabeth Savory, Oregon Department of Agriculture; an update on Clean Plant Material Regulations (download presentation); OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update
November 9, 2021 | Featuring: OWB & Association Updates; Jon Moramarco, Managing Partner of bw166 LLC (download presentation); Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino at OSU; OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update
October 12, 2021 | Featuring: OWB & Association Updates; OLCC Executive Director Steve Marks; Dr. Alan Sams, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, at OSU.; OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update
August 10, 2021 | Featuring: OWB & Association Updates; Alexander Levin, PhD, Viticulturist and Assistant Professor, OSU; Dr. Greg Jones, Weather and Climate Report; George Harris, NW Farm Credit Services, Kristine Fox, Pan America Insurance Services, and Jared Witters, Great American Insurance Group, crop damage or loss insurance, brought to you by the Oregon Winegrowers Association; OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update
June 8, 2021 | Featuring: OWB & Association Updates; Katy Clair, Director, Global Marketing, Travel Oregon; John Keleher, Founder, Community Benchmark; OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update
May 11, 2021 | Featuring: OWB Updates; OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update; Dr. Greg Jones, Weather and Climate Report; Andrew Adams, editor of the Wine Analytics Report; Cecilia Suvagian & Kate Jorgensen, Travel Oregon presents Locl (download slide presentation).
April 13, 2021 | Featuring: OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update, National Retail and DTC Sales Trends (download slide presentation) by Danny Brager, Beverage Alcohol Industry Consultant, Introduction to Wine Unify by Mary Margaret McCamic, MW, Clean Plant Material Update by Patty Skinkis of OSU, Association Updates, OWB Staff Update
March 9, 2021 | Featuring: OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update, Oregon Vineyard & Winery Survey, Structuring 2021 Grape Contracts, Introduction to a New Method of Smoke Remediation in Wine, Tasting Room Guidelines Update, OWB Staff Update
February 9, 2021 | Featuring: OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update, Employee Retention Tax Credit Update, Vaccination Update, Travel Oregon Update on 2020 Stakeholder Survey Results, Introduction to Pix.Wine and OWB update
January 12, 2021 | Featuring: OWA & OWC Government Affairs Update, PPP Financing Update, OLCC Privilege Tax Online Payment System, Oregon Wine Symposium Update, Association Updates from OWA & Walla Walla Wine Alliance