Bringing well-deserved attention to Oregon Chardonnay, the second annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium was held on May 4th, 2013 in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA. Participants tasted with eight Oregon winemakers while wine writer Katherine Cole moderated. The discussion centered around the question of an "Oregon style" and explored the eight signature styles of
In the New York Times, Eric Asimov said: "Oregon pinot gris is one of the least-talked-about, best-value wines on the market today." We agree. He concludes his article by summing up that "you would be hard-pressed to find other American white wines with as much character in this price range." Asimov's article presses the point
Your winery may be doing just fine on the web. After all, isn't your winery first when you type in your name on startpage.com?
People Don't Want to be Told What They are Tasting! A Cornell University study has found that winery tasting rooms with tasting sheets that include sensory descriptions sell significantly less wine. Download it HERE. In the study, winery tasting rooms alternated two sets of information sheets, one with sensory information, one without. Sales increased by 10%
Oregon Winery Websites Sell More Wine, Strengthen Customer Relationships During the Holidays The holiday sales season of 2015 had mixed results for Oregon wineries. A record number of tasting room promotions, events, and wine dinners produced significant sales, reiterating the importance of face to face customer relations. While some wineries promoted their regular wine list for holiday
Good friend of Oregon Wine Marketing and talented lawyer Judy Parker wrote this for our website. We are concerned that Oregon wineries might get into trouble by treating their tasting room employees like they are wait people (tipped servers) and fall afoul of Oregon Employee regulations. And as we know, that can be a
Fire & Flood and Chapter 24 launched their new tasting room on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late November. A packed crowd enjoyed acrobats from the AWOL (Aerial Without Limits) dance collective swinging from the ceiling. Two of Portland's buzziest chefs, Aaron Barnett of St. Jack PDX and Graham Chaney of Stammtisch, served little tastes
Jim Maresh - Old Roots Run Deep Meeting Jim Maresh is like meeting a slice of Oregon history. He is a force to be reckoned with, one of the pioneers of the Oregon wine industry since planting his first grapevines in 1970. Along the way, he profoundly influenced the direction of Oregon's future, helping protect