Al MacDonald / LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship Fund

August 15, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Oregon wine industry employs many promising young people of color. Our goal is to provide assistance to first-generation students enrolled in the Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. Funds will be used to help defray tuition costs and other educational expenses. Participating students must enroll or be enrolled in classes and [...]

Update Your Tasting Room Listing Information

August 15, 2017|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Touring Guide, OWB Blog, Tasting Room Listings|

In anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Oregon Wine Touring Guide, which will be released in February, please take a few minutes to ensure that the information the OWB has on record about your tasting room is accurate. For convenience, a visual tutorial is available on the Touring Guide Toolkit. Update Your Tasting Room Listing Now   [...]

Wine Enthusiast Call for Wine and Announcements

August 14, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Wine Enthusiast is producing a special “bookazine” focused on the Pacific Northwest. Writer Paul Gregutt will be covering many Oregon wineries, winemakers and wine tourism opportunities. Paul has specifically asked for more Oregon wines to review, as well as to be notified of any new releases and announcements. Please add his email to your media lists: [...]

Aug. 22 Workshop: Breeding Grapes for a Changing World – European Hybrids

August 14, 2017|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Vineyard sustainability can be more than a reductionist practice of removing off-farm inputs such as pesticides and fertilizers, or adding biodiversity to the ecosystem.  It can also change the fundamental nature of grapevine cultivars that are used to make wine, for example, by adopting hybrid varieties that are tolerant to diseases or other biotic or [...]

Northwest Wine Radio Call for Wineries

August 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Northwest Wine Radio, a weekly interview with winemakers, brewers, cider makers and distillers of the Northwest, is seeking wineries for their early 2018 calendar. Taping takes place on select Mondays in Seattle and participation is free. View the complete casting call.  

Letter from Tom Danowski | August 15, 2017

August 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, You may have seen a news article a few months ago quoting the Chief Executive in charge of Napa Valley’s legendary Silver Oak Winery, David Duncan, who said: "Following Napa, the next hot area is Oregon." Based on the smoky, hot weather we all endured during the first 10 days of this month, [...]

Linfield College Launches New Wine Archive Website

August 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) was founded at Linfield College in 2011. The archive's mission is to collect and preserve all aspects, stories and regions of the Oregon wine industry. As the archive grows and develops new efforts to engage students, faculty and the broader wine industry are essential. In response, a new user-friendly website [...]

Delta Air Lines Call For Wines

July 31, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Delta Air Lines invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018-2019 Delta Wine program. The RFP and bid sheet will provide detailed information on the opportunity and process. All proposals are due on Fri., September 15.  Please email your completed bid sheet to Yan Zhang.  Please plan to join the conference call with the [...]

Massachusetts Distributor Seeking New Oregon Producer Partners

July 20, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

Wine Cask Imports, a small importer/distributor in Massachusetts, is seeking to expand its Oregon portfolio. They have been in business for twelve years and their team of four knowledgeable sales-people focuses on the high-population regions of Boston and the North and South Shores. Food friendly wines with minimal chemicals or manipulation, at a good dollar value are their [...]

Release of 2016 Grape Pricing Data and Update on 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

July 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Winery & Vineyard Report|

Thank you to all who completed the 2016 census form. We greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Click here to view the preliminary prices per ton for grapes at the regional and state levels from the 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census. If you have any questions about this report, please [...]