Welcome Reception for Dr. Greg Jones

September 20, 2017|

Dear Friends and Colleagues: As you may have heard, Dr. Greg Jones joined us on Aug. 15 as Linfield’s new Director of Wine Education. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, we will hold a very informal gathering of wine industry professionals to welcome Greg to the Willamette Valley, and we would be delighted to have you join [...]

TEXSOM 2019 Sponsorship Recap

August 22, 2019|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

The Oregon Wine Board team returned to the TEXSOM Conference for the fourth year in a row August 18-20. Oregon continues to grow its presence at this conference. Between an OWB sponsored lunch for TEXSOM volunteers, Willamette Valley Wineries Association sponsored attendee lunch, a handful of volunteers from Oregon and several Oregon brands pouring at [...]

Northwest Wine Radio Call for Wineries

September 20, 2019|Grapevine|

The producers of Northwest Wine Radio are now booking guests to appear on the show this Winter and Spring. Northwest Wine Radio shares the stories of Northwest-based winemakers, brewers, cider makers, and distillers in a friendly, non-technical setting. It’s a chance to reach your customers, while sharing the story behind what you do in a [...]

TEXSOM 2018 Sponsorship Recap

August 23, 2018|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

The Oregon Wine Board team returned to the TEXSOM Conference for the third year in a row a few weeks ago. It was encouraging to see a larger Oregon footprint at the conference than ever before. Between an OWB sponsored lunch for TEXSOM volunteers, Willamette Valley Wineries Association sponsored attendee lunch, Southern Oregon education session [...]

Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Oregon Wine A-List Awards

August 28, 2017|Grapevine, Oregon Wine A-List|

Think about your best restaurant accounts around the country, your favorite local gem and that wine director who always seems to go above and beyond with their Oregon wine list and programming. Sound like someplace – or someone – you know? The window is now open until Oct. 31 to recognize their dedication to Oregon with a nomination for a [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | August 29, 2017

August 28, 2017|Grapevine|

Dear friends, Thank you to the growers and winemakers from around the state who answered the call to provide input helping guide the Oregon Wine Board in allocating resources addressing our industry’s challenges and opportunities. As promised, we raffled off five tickets to the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium to those whose names were chosen randomly [...]

TEXSOM 2017 Sponsorship Recap

August 28, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

The annual TEXSOM conference is considered by many to be the most prominent and influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., offering seminars, networking opportunities and rare chances to taste premium wines from around the world. The conference boasts an impressive list of attendees including sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributor/importer executives and sales reps, [...]

2018 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration Call for Submissions

August 28, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine|

The 2018 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration (OCC) is set for Saturday, Feb. 24 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. All wineries, regardless of previous participation, wishing to be considered for inclusion in the 2018 OCC must submit samples for a blind panel tasting comprised of retailers, sommeliers and winemakers. Wineries may submit one wine. [...]

Apply Now to be Considered for the Oregon Wine Board of Directors

August 28, 2017|Grapevine|

There are expected to be two (2) openings on the nine-member Oregon Wine Board starting in Jan. 2018. Applications for those positions are being accepted until Sept. 30. The governor’s Oregon Wine Board appointees are also invited to stand for ratification by members of the Oregon Winegrowers Association to serve concurrently on both Boards of [...]

Al MacDonald / LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship Fund

August 15, 2017|Grapevine|

The Oregon wine industry employs many promising young people of color. Our goal is to provide assistance to first-generation students enrolled in the Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. Funds will be used to help defray tuition costs and other educational expenses. Participating students must enroll or be enrolled in classes and [...]