Media Relations

All Oregon counties move to Phase One, including Multnomah, with Oregon tasting rooms permitted to reopen

June 19, 2020|Announcement, Media Relations, Oregon Vine Perks|

Portland, OR … June 19, 2020 – Multnomah County has been greenlighted to open all restaurants, bars, wineries and tasting rooms after having been closed by executive stay-at-home orders for seven weeks to attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has approved Oregon’s most populous county to move into Phase One. [...]

Tualatin Hills AVA Granted Official Status

June 3, 2020|Announcement, Media Relations|

Editors note: This press release posted courtesy of OWB  for Tualatin Hills AVA. See media contact info below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON (June 3, 2020) – Tualatin Hills is the newest Oregon American Viticultural Area (AVA) established by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The designation highlights a unique grape-growing [...]

Legacy Winery Ponzi Vineyards Announces New AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

June 3, 2020|Announcement, Media Relations|

Editors note: This press release posted courtesy of OWB  for Laurelwood District AVA. See media contact info below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2020 - Sherwood, OR - Nearly four years since its submission by Ponzi Vineyards and Dion Vineyard in 2016, the TTB has announced the approval of the Laurelwood District AVA, the latest American Viticultural [...]

Oregon Wine Month is back for May 2020 with new rewards program

May 18, 2020|Oregon Vine Perks, Oregon Wine Month|

PORTLAND, OR … May 18, 2020 – The positive trajectory of Oregon wine sales, even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, may be an indicator that people find drinking Oregon wine to be a rewarding experience. And now, between May 1 and July 1, 2020, Oregon wine drinkers will be rewarded even further with Oregon Vine Perks, [...]

Wine Industry Awards Recognize Excellence at the Oregon Wine Symposium

February 17, 2020|Media Relations, Oregon Wine Symposium|

PORTLAND, OR, February 18, 2020 — Six inspiring leaders of Oregon’s wine community stepped into the spotlight during the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium’s annual awards ceremony. More than 1,700 wine professionals and guests attended the Symposium this year, and this celebration marked a perfect occasion to champion the advancement of Oregon’s $6 billion wine industry. [...]

Regenerative farming and soil health to be spotlighted at 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium

February 5, 2020|Media Relations, Oregon Wine Symposium|

Portland, OR – February 5, 2020…The effects of climate change have been top-of-mind for many in the wine industry, with climbing temperatures unpredictable weather patterns forcing changes in harvests and shortening growing seasons. The changes have created an urgency to adapt, as well as an opportunity to reevaluate farming techniques that contribute to the climate [...]

Oregon Wine Board to bring Oregon Wine Trail events to San Francisco and Seattle in spring 2020

January 23, 2020|Media Relations|

PORTLAND, OR, Jan. 16, 2020 – More than 50 Oregon wineries will hit the road again this spring to showcase their award-winning wines. This is the third year the Oregon Wine Board (OWB) has gathered wine stars and local artisanal food partners for the Oregon Wine Trail events. Host cities in 2020 are San Francisco [...]

2020 Symposium includes seminars on diversity of Oregon wine country visitor, whole cluster fermentation, more

December 23, 2019|Media Relations, Oregon Wine Symposium|

A host of exciting and topical seminars devoted to Oregon wine will be presented February 11-12 at the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium, the Oregon wine industry’s business, farming and technical conference presented by the Oregon Wine Board. Now in its 14th year, the Oregon Wine Symposium attracts 1,700 attendees from all over the globe. With [...]

Registration is Now Open for the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium

September 19, 2019|Media Relations, Oregon Wine Symposium|

Tasting session by Carolyn Wells Kramer Registration is now open for the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium, an annual convention taking place February 11 and 12 at the Oregon Convention Center. Presented by the Oregon Wine Board, the Oregon Wine Symposium is a deep dive into wine industry trends and learnings from wine experts. [...]

Strong Demand for Oregon Wine Confirmed by Newest Industry Reports

September 16, 2019|Media Relations|

PORTLAND, September 12, 2019 – The Oregon Wine Board released its annual Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report today, showing continued momentum throughout the state’s wine industry in 2018. While the North Willamette Valley leads in quantity of vineyards and wineries—651 and 503, respectively—there are now 793 wineries across the state with 24 added last year. [...]