The 2017 Oregon Vintage Report

February 8, 2018|

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 [...]

Sign up to Pour at Total Wine During Oregon Wine Month

January 17, 2019|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month|

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 [...]

OWB to Partner with Feast Portland for Upcoming Events

January 5, 2018|Announcement, Grapevine|

Winery registration opening week of Jan. 15 for April event in Los Angeles As announced late last year, the Oregon Wine Board will be hosting a series of domestic tasting events coupled with trade education seminars over the next two years. The first of these events will take place in Los Angeles during the week of [...]

Letter from 2018 OWB Chairman John Pratt

January 3, 2018|Grapevine|

Happy New Year to all my colleagues in the Oregon wine industry. I am honored to serve as your Oregon Wine Board Chairman for 2018. My wife Shari and I bought our 24-acre property in 2004 and started Celestina Vineyard in 2007. We believed Southern Oregon would provide a great place to grow Italian varietals, [...]

2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Early Bird Pricing Ends Jan. 15

January 3, 2018|Education, Grapevine|

Registration is open for the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium, Feb. 20-21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Symposium is a must-attend event for everyone from winery and vineyard owners to sales managers, vineyard managers to marketers, winemakers to tasting room staff. The Symposium also features the Northwest’s biggest wine industry trade show with more than 170 exhibitors. The [...]

Oregon Wine Month Distributor Commitment Form Due Feb. 1

January 3, 2018|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month|

The OWB is making it easier to get your in-state and out-of-state distributors on board for Oregon Wine Month. We held a webinar about the resources available for distributors in November (see below) and have created a presentation to help you pitch the campaign. In order for distributors to receive shipped Oregon Wine Month POS, [...]

Call for Wine – SavorNW Wine Awards

January 2, 2018|Calls for Wine, Grapevine|

SavorNW Wine Awards Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018 Website The SavorNW Wine Awards are open to all types of wines made or produced in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia. A producer can enter as many wines as desired, as long as each product entered is either currently available for retail sale, or scheduled for release [...]

FedEx Webinar For OWA Members on D2C Shipping and Compliance Jan. 31

December 29, 2017|Education, Grapevine|

OWA members are encouraged to join Scott Lombardo and Chris Beckdolt, FedEx’s domestic and international state wine shipping specialists, for a webinar on direct to consumer shipping and common carrier compliance for domestic and international shipping on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This webinar will discuss how to ship direct to consumer to [...]

Upcoming Travel Oregon 101 Sessions

December 29, 2017|Grapevine|

Several Travel Oregon 101 sessions are scheduled for early 2018 around the state. What is Travel Oregon 101? This free seminar offers an overview of Oregon’s travel and tourism industry, designed to help visitor-related organizations and businesses take advantage of the many opportunities offered by Travel Oregon. Find out how to partner with other industry [...]

USDA Value Added Producer Grant Application Period Open Through Jan. 31

December 28, 2017|Grapevine|

Apply Today for Grants to Help Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses Develop New Products USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to help farmers, ranchers, and producer-based businesses develop new product lines. Funding will be provided through the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program. The grants can be used to create new product lines from raw [...]