Call for Wine: Wine & Spirits seeks Syrah, Rhône-Style Red Blends for its February 2021 issue

September 24, 2020|Uncategorized|

Wine & Spirits is now accepting Syrah and Rhône-Style blends for its February 2021 issue with a submission window open until October 9, 2020. The Wine & Spirits October 2020 feature is called Warming Winter Reds. The magazine will also accept these wines during its second window from October 12 through October 30, [...]

Call for Wine: 2021 McMinnville Wine Competition

September 23, 2020|Calls for Wine|

The 2021 McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition is now open for wine entries. Held January 9th, 2021, for the first time in 28 years all wineries producing Oregon wines are invited to enter this annual competition. The 15-person judges' panel will include returning wine writers including Michael Alberty, The Oregonian, Eric Degerman of [...]

Grapevine Newsletter September 15 2020

September 15, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Wildfire Updates COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends,   Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. the Oregon Wine Board’s Zoom room will re-open for a discussion focused on grapes and wines [...]

Oregon wine industry statewide points for 2020 wildfires in Oregon

September 10, 2020|Media Relations|

Many people are asking about the fires and the impact on wineries. It is devastating, and it's important to remember the fires are a larger scope of issues outside the Oregon wine industry and are similarly affecting a wide range of farm crops up and down the US west coast, Washington to California. It is too [...]

Grapevine Newsletter September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events A STEADY TILLER IN TURBULENT SEAS Letter from 2020 OWB Chairman Bob Morus The most important measure of a crew is how they handle a crisis. I’ve been touring our wine districts, [...]

Please Complete the 2019-20 Economic Impact Questionnaire

August 31, 2020|Economic Impact Studies, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser WE KNOW YOU’RE BUSY, BUT YOUR HELP IS NEEDED WITH THE INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY   Your assistance helps build the case for future industry support We ask this just once every three years. That's how often the OWB commissions this critical research. The published report provides information that is [...]

Call for Wine: Sip Magazine is accepting entries for their 2020 Best of the Northwest Wine awards

August 31, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

From Kristin Ackerman Bacon, Sip Magazine publisher: I know harvest is upon us and you’re probably busy getting ready for that, but who couldn’t use a little extra recognition these days? As you might have seen in our recent announcement that this year due to the restrictions with Covid and public gatherings we will be [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Vineyard & Winery Operating Guidelines

August 27, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please consult the OWB's COVID-19 toolkit, which has been updated again to fold in new material including the final versions of vineyard and winery operating guidelines written and edited by industry members with input from ODA, Oregon OSHA and the state’s Health Authority. This information is the result of [...]

Call for Wine: The Wine Advocate is now accepting 2018 wines for its annual Oregon Report

August 27, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Erin Brooks, the Wine Advocate reviewer for Oregon, will be accepting samples from all appellations beginning now through Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Due to the pandemic, Erin will not be visiting Oregon in person this year but instead will have samples shipped directly to her home in Napa and will be coordinating with winemakers via [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Pre-Harvest Meeting Recap, Recording and Resources

August 20, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   Good to see about 200 industry members and guests who Zoomed in Tuesday for an open forum on seasonal safety protocols in anticipation of the 2020 harvest. We were fortunate to have active involvement over the past several weeks in development of worker-protection guidelines from our [...]