Research & reports
In service to the Oregon Wine Board’s statutory mandate to support enological, viticultural, and economic research, the OWB operates a technical research grant program and commissions market, industry, and economic research on both a regular and ad hoc basis.
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To ensure that the OWB funds technical research that is of the highest relevance and quality for Oregon’s wine industry while also addressing current or emerging challenges confronting Oregon’s wine growers and winemakers, the Research Committee meets annually to assess the Oregon wine industry’s top research priorities.
Vineyard and winery reports
The Oregon Wine Board commissions an annual vineyard and winery study, which reports on vineyard plantings and production, and winery crush and sales. Where possible, regional and varietal figures are provided. The report is published annually in late summer.
Economic impact studies
The Oregon Wine Board commissions economic impact studies roughly every three years. These reports assess the contribution of the wine industry to Oregon’s economy, including revenues, jobs, salaries, taxes, and more.
Weather and climate forecasts
World-renowned climatologist Dr. Greg Jones produces weather and climate forecast updates at the beginning of each month. The reports review what happened the prior month and provide a forecast for the three months ahead.
Harvest reports give an overview of each vintage and harvest conditions – from bud break through crush. Winery overviews from around the state provide a personal account of the year to provide a balanced picture of the vintage throughout the state.