About Oregon Wine Month

Since 2012, the Oregon wine industry has celebrated Oregon Wine Month annually in May. The objectives of the Oregon Wine Month program are:

1. To encourage a period of increased support from distributors, restaurants and retailers in the Pacific Northwest
2. To create a platform for tactical winery promotions that stimulate sales in all channels
3. To develop deeper affinity for Oregon wine by forging an emotional connection with consumers

This toolkit is intended for anyone looking for guidance, tools and programming on Oregon Wine Month – from winery tasting rooms, distributor sales reps, restaurateurs, retail shops, national sales managers, and more.

If you have questions about Oregon Wine Month, contact Christina DeArment for trade programming and Kai McMurtry for consumer programming.

In this Toolkit:

Use the underlined links below to jump straight to the content you’re seeking, or scroll through to see everything available.

Program Details for Wineries
Distributor Pitch Deck
Webinar: Pitching Oregon Wine Month to Distributors
List of Participating Distributors
Winery Checklist

Trade Tools: Distributors, Restaurants and Retailers
Distributor Commitment Form
Oregon Wine Month Trade Program Overview
New York and Boston Distributor Incentive
Event Submission Form
Restaurant Program Overview One Sheet
Restaurant Sign-Up Form
Oregon Wine Staff Training Resource

Point of Sale
Point of Sale Overview
Downloadable POS Files
Oregon Wine Month program logos
Customizable templates
Tasting Room POS Order Form
Distributor POS Order Form

Consumer Events Calendar
For wineries, retailers and distributors

Consumer Sweepstakes
Wine country getaway sweepstakes details

Social Media Assets
Official program handles and hashtags
Social media images: general – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram graphics to promote Oregon Wine Month
Social media images: sweepstakes – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram graphics to promote consumer sweepstakes
Sample newsletter copy

Program Details for Wineries

Webinar: Oregon Wine Month Winery Overview

Oregon Wine Month is coming up in May, which presents our community with a powerful opportunity to join together to make a big impact in the marketplace. On Feb. 21, 2019, The OWB marketing team presented the elements of the 2019 activity plan, including consumer advertising and promotions, restaurant engagement, retailer programs, regional association activities and point of sale materials.

Watch the recording of this webinar and walk away with tools and ideas for taking advantage of the OWB-sponsored trade and consumer programs to drive sales and engagement with your Oregon wine brand, whether through direct-to-consumer or distributed sales channels.
Watch a Recording of the Webinar

List of Participating Distributors
Has your distributor filled out the Distributor Commitment Form? View which distributors across the country have signed up to participate in Oregon Wine Month.
View List 

Distributor Pitch Deck
For wineries to use when selling in Oregon Wine Month. Contains key Oregon wine selling points, Oregon Wine Month overview, OWB-sponsored programming, and customizable templates to incorporate your own programming elements.
Download pitch deck

Webinar: Pitching Oregon Wine Month to Distributors
Held Nov. 15, this webinar covered a case study of a successful Oregon Wine Month activation in an East Coast market, tips on how to work with your distributor, and OWB-sponsored programming that for use with your distributor during Oregon Wine Month.

Sign Up to Pour at Total Wine During Oregon Wine Month 
Total Wine & More is planning to celebrate Oregon Wine Month system-wide in May 2019. 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 their retail store presence around the country.

Total Wine is finalizing details of their Oregon Wine Month program, but the chain’s Senior Manager of Premium Domestic Wine has said they want to host as many Oregon wineries as possible in their stores during Oregon Wine Month to pour for shoppers. Wineries that have placements in Total Wine are invited to sign up for in-store tasting events throughout May at locations around the country.
Sign Up

Winery Check List [Coming Winter 2019]
Download this document for a quick reminder on different ways to engage your consumers, distributors and accounts.

Trade Tools: Distributors, Restaurants & Retailers

Distributor Commitment Form
Distributors interested in participating in Oregon Wine Month must complete the Distributor Commitment Form by Feb. 1. By filling out this form, distributors will receive instructions for ordering POS, attending the masterclass webinar and other important messaging from the OWB.
Sign Up Now

Learn Oregon Staff Training
Get your staff excited to sell Oregon Wine! Learn Oregon is a 4-week Oregon wine online education curriculum developed by Bree Boskov MW  that will be delivered in March 2019 to train trade members to sell Oregon wine confidently.
Learn More and Register

Oregon Wine Month Trade Program Overview 
Flip through the PowerPoint below outlining the 2019 Oregon Wine Month programming and resources available to distributors, restaurants and retailers.

The Oregon Wine Board has identified New York City and Boston as target markets for Oregon Wine Month 2019. Special distributor incentives will be offered in these markets.
Learn more

Restaurant Program One-Sheet
Click the image below to download the Restaurant Program One-Sheet PDF to easily communicate to restaurants how they can get involved in Oregon Wine Month.









Restaurant Sign-Up Form
The Oregon Wine Board will promote all restaurants in Oregon that sign-up to participate in Oregon Wine Month. Let us know what you are doing by filling out the form below.
Sign-Up to Participate

Event Submission Form
Promote all one-time retail and restaurant events in May on the Oregon Wine Month calendar, including tasting events, winemaker dinners and other unique Oregon wine-centric events.
Submit Event

Point of Sale

What’s Available? Oregon Wine Month POS Overview 
Flip through the PowerPoint of Oregon Wine Month POS available. Once you know what you’d like to use, fill out the form below.

Distributor POS Order Form
The OWB will print and ship POS for any distributor in the United States interested in participating in Oregon Wine Month in May 2019. Fill out the form by March 1. POS will be shipped to distributor warehouses by early-April.
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Tasting Room POS Order Form
The OWB will print and ship POS kits to any Oregon wine tasting room for Oregon Wine Month in May 2019. Kits include 3 posters, 10 bottle neckers and 5 table tents. Tasting rooms can order up to two kits. Fill out the form by March 1. POS will be shipped to tasting rooms in early-April.
[Deadline Passed]

Downloadable POS
POS graphics can be downloaded, customized and printed.

Oregon Wine Month Program Logos
Oregon Wine Month logos are great for use across your digital platforms (website, newsletter, social). They can also be used to create your own printed materials. If you require a different file format, email Kai McMurtry.

Social Media Assets

Social Media Assets
Social media is a great way to get the public excited about Oregon Wine Month. Be proactive and engaging with your social media, but also thoughtful in your frequency and timing of posts.

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Facebook is the social media platform that will likely engage your largest audience. It’s great for sharing your Oregon Wine Month events, pictures and winery/region history. Below is a collection of images ready to be shared as posts.

Official Facebook Account: @oregonwineboard
Official Program Hashtags: #oregonwinemonth #oregonwine

Oregon Wine Month Cover Photo

Or, customize your own Oregon Wine Month Facebook cover photo: In Photoshop, take a favorite photo of your winery and crop it to 851 pixels x 315 pixels then layer this white Oregon Wine Month logo over top.

Facebook Posts

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Instagram is perfect for short messaging about Oregon Wine Month and to showcase both the face of the program along with between-the-scenes fun around the winery and tasting room.

Official Instagram account: @oregonwineboard
Official program Hashtags: #oregonwinemonth   #oregonwine

Instagram Posts

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Twitter is a social media platform that enables users to send and read short 240-character messages. Twitter can be used to share news and connect to ideas related to your participation in Oregon Wine Month. For the most exposure, feature engaging posts that will inspire your followers to re-tweet your post.

Be sure to use the official Oregon Wine Month hashtag and when appropriate, tag the Oregon Wine Board.

Official Twitter Account: @oregonwineboard
Official Program Hashtags: #oregonwinemonth #oregonwine

Twitter Posts

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Sample Newsletter Copy
Newsletters provide a platform for a more in depth explanation of how your customers can benefit from the program. They are perfect for reminders to your customers about your participation in Oregon Wine Month.

Need inspiration? Consider a version of the copy below and include the Oregon Wine Month logo.

May is Oregon Wine Month

Some of the world’s finest wines are made right here in Oregon. Join us this May in celebrating our official statewide month of wine discovery and development.

(Insert information about you winery’s Oregon Wine Month offerings.)

Oregon Wine Month events begin May 1 so it’s time to start planning. Visit the Oregon Wine Month event calendar to plan your Oregon wine adventure.

Consumer Events Calendar

Post your consumer facing wine events to the consumer events calendar and encourage your trade accounts to do the same. Click here to publish your event.

Consumer Sweepstakes

As in past years, the OWB will run an Oregon Wine Month sweepstakes, the grand prize of which will be a trip for two to explore Oregon wine. This year’s prize package is centered around Portland’s urban winemakers and renowned culinary scene.

  • Lodging for 3 nights at The Duniway, A Hilton Hotel
  • Gourmet dinner for two with wine pairing at Oui! Wine Bar + Restuarant
  • Portland wine tasting at Jan-Marc Cellars / Garagiste PDX
  • Willamette Valley wine tour with Cellar Door Wine Tours
  • Round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines

The consumer web page can be seen here.