ETS Laboratories and Fruition Sciences will co-host the inaugural 2017 Oregon Vintage Report in McMinnville, Oregon on February 8, 2018. The conference will review innovative techniques to grow terroir-driven wines, conduct in-depth panel conversations of climate and plant physiological conditions during the 2017 Vintage in Oregon, and review and discuss new approaches to winegrowing from [...]
Total Wine & More is planning to celebrate Oregon Wine Month system-wide in May. As you may know, Total Wine is a large retail chain with 193 stores across 20 states. Nearly half of their locations - 44% - are concentrated in Florida, Texas and California. See the Total Wine website for a map showing [...]
Dear friends, While many of us were gearing up for the holidays, research scientists from around the world gathered in Portland after Thanksgiving for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Workshop. The Oregon Wine Board’s 2016 Chair and current Research Committee Vice-Chair, Dr. David Beck, was invited to deliver remarks on behalf of our industry outlining [...]
The Oregon Wine Board was advised today that there have been a number of tasting room burglaries reported in Yamhill County. Please read the message below from Sergeant Todd Whitlow of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, which contains some helpful reminders for wineries statewide. Contact Sgt. Whitlow at 503.434.7506 x4915 with any questions or concerns. Message [...]
It's not too early to begin thinking about and preparing for the coming license plate grant cycle, set to open late-January and administered by Travel Oregon. Oregon Wine Country Plates Grant projects must complement wine and culinary tourism promotion. Projects are encouraged, but not required, to align with Travel Oregon’s key initiatives. Learn more to prepare [...]
Workshop Recording Now Available: Understanding Consumer Wine Perceptions & Preferences with Tim Hanni MW
The OWB arranged for Tim Hanni MW to present a lecture for winery sales and hospitality staff on Nov. 14 at Linfield College. This seminar provided attendees with an understanding of consumer wine perceptions and preferences identifying the keys to engagement, conversion and customer retention. View the recording and presentation deck.
The Unified Grant Management for Viticulture and Enology system at the University of California is ready to accept research funding proposals for the following agencies: American Vineyard Foundation CDFA Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission California Grape Rootstock Research Foundation California Table Grape Commission Oregon Wine Board Again this year the CDFA [...]
The Oregon Wine Board has launched a new closed Facebook group called the Oregon Wine Industry Collaboration Space. This new online community is open to all employees of Oregon wineries, vineyards and regional associations across the state and will be an informal platform to discuss issues, ask questions and collaborate. It will also serve as [...]
On Dec. 5, Dr. Greg Jones of Linfield College published an updated weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at Nov. conditions, provides an updated drought watch, and forecasts December, January and February. Read the report here.
Shipping Deadline: Dec. 31 The producers of the annual TEXSOM conference, considered by many to be the most prominent and influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., are the force behind TEXSOM International Wine Awards (TEXSOM IWA). In 2017, the TEXSOM IWA garnered 3,581 entries representing 29 countries and 19 states, a record for the competition. The Oregon Wine [...]