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By |December 14th, 2016|Categories: Feature, Industry, Marketing, Reports|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Second Annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

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

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Feature, Industry, Marketing, Oregon wine, Wineries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oregon Pinot Gris

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

By |October 17th, 2016|Categories: Feature, Industry, Oregon wine, Wineries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oregon Wineries: Avoid Expensive Employment Mistake

  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

By |January 17th, 2016|Categories: Feature, Highlight, Industry, Wineries|Tags: , |0 Comments

$300 Oregon Pinot?

Bloomberg News recently opined on Chapter 24's two $300 Pinot noirs:  Double Zero Pinot noir Hyland Vineyard and Shea Vineyard, both from the 2012 vintage.  In an interview with Chapter 24 founder and high-profile wine entrepreneur Mark Tarlov, author Elin McCoy compared the wines' price to that of grand cru Burgundies. Mark Tarlov, owner of Chapter 24,

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Industry, Post, Wineries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Oregon Wine Walk of Fame Awards 2014

On Thursday, October 30th, 2014 winemakers from Oregon's Willamette Valley gathered to add fifteen people to the Oregon Wine Walk of Fame at Ponzi Vineyards' Dundee Bistro. Emceed by Maria Ponzi, the event recognized those who have significantly contributed to the success of the Oregon wine industry. The honorees received a plaque on the Dundee

By |January 1st, 2016|Categories: Highlight, Industry, Post, Wineries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Arterberry Maresh

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

By |October 18th, 2015|Categories: Feature, Industry, Marketing, Oregon wine, Wineries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Wine Chemistry Workshop w/ Dr. Barry Gump

In the lull after Thanksgiving when the tasting room is quiet and the 2014 vintage is put to bed, here's a useful 1.5 day workshop on wine chemistry. It's in Roseburg and is taught by analytical chemist Dr. Barry Gump Everyone I've spoken to who has taken it says it's well worth the time. A

By |October 24th, 2014|Categories: Industry, Post, Wineries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Great Oregon Vineyard Land Grab Actually Closeout Sale

Oregon vineyard purchases by Kendall Jackson, Ste. Michelle Estates, Precept Wine, Domaine Drouhin, and this week's purchase by Elk Cove Winery have led to speculation that the Oregon wine industry is going the way of California - large corporations buying up prime vineyards and forcing small wineries out of business. Pundits claim "we're on the

By |March 19th, 2014|Categories: Industry, Post, Wineries|Tags: , |7 Comments

Travel Oregon Seven Wonders Campaign and Your Winery

A major media program, the Travel Oregon Seven Wonders Campaign, was just announced. While they don't list Oregon wine country as one of the wonders (!!) you can use the advertising and resources of this campaign to promote your winery. If your winery is not near one of the seven wonders, the advertising push of

By |March 4th, 2014|Categories: Highlight, Industry, Marketing, Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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