Portland, OR . . . April 30, 2021 – Although fifteen Oregon counties where wine is made and tasted will return to extreme risk the first week of May, wine lovers will still find many ways to celebrate Oregon Wine Month, held for nine years in May as ushered in by the governor of Oregon in 2012. Oregon Wine Month 2021 offers bigger and brighter ways to celebrate, with collaborative ideas winemakers and wine lovers can engage in, both virtually and in-person.
The Oregon Wine Month sweepstakes returns this year with even bigger prize package for those eager to visit Oregon wine country. This year the stakes are even higher with two grand prizes – one trip to the Rogue Valley in partnership with Rogue Valley Vintners and one trip to the Willamette Valley in partnership with the Willamette Valley Wineries Association.
The third Oregon Wine Month enhancement is a series of free educational seminars led by Master of Wine Bree Stock. In its first seminar, 370 people from all over the globe registered to hear Stock explain the virtues and True Character of Oregon wine. The four webinars are here and are open to anyone who wants to know more about Oregon wine and our illustrious wine regions, on May 10, May 17 and May 24. The webinars will explore the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, Walla Walla Valley and the Columbia Gorge.
Finally, a host of Oregon Wine Month events and stories await on OWB’s calendar and in the new story library, ranging from outdoor tastings, virtual cooking classes, trivia contests, wine and food pairings with delectables like chocolate and seafood, trip planning, and many more ways to engage with Oregon Wine Month 2021.
About Oregon Wine Board
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. Visit oregonwine.org