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Oregon Wineries Embrace Branded Bottles: Logo from Yamhill Carlton regional association included in mold of Pinot Noir bottles
A long-term vision to bring appellation-specific bottles to Oregon has been fulfilled in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA with the purchase of 7,500 cases of Pinot Noir bottles.
The bottles, manufactured at the Verallia plant in Seattle, Wash., are embossed with the name and logo of the Yamhill-Carlton Winegrowers Association, which represents growers in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Approximately 40 wineries could potentially use the bottles.
The idea of branded bottles for Pinot Noir from the appellation was part of the vision for a new logo the winegrowers association developed in 2006. “We specifically designed it so it could be applied to ...(Read Full Article)
International trade — Representatives from local wineries take part in an exploration trip to test the South Korea and China markets.
Oregon wine may be expanding to South Korea and China after 20 local wineries returned from a four-day tasting in South Korea and China.
The first tasting took place in Seoul Nov. 11. Dewey Weddington, director of marketing and education for the Oregon Wine Board, said although it is too soon to measure success in wine sales, based on attendance and feedback, the event went well.
“The wine trade in Seoul is fairly sophisticated and showed keen interest in learning ...(Read Full Article)
The bother of sending souvenir wine bottles home can pop an enotourist’s cork.
No one wants the humiliation of retrieving leaking luggage off an airport baggage carousel. Or to face merlot-stained underwear. Or broken glass poking into silk ties.
Shipping wine on an airplane or even by truck can be risky and expensive, but Oregon travel promoters are experimenting with an airport giveaway: Pack it safely, check it and you’re home free.
Starting Sept. 10, passengers flying into Oregon on Alaska Airlines will be allowed to check a case of wine for free on the return flight out ...(Read Full Article)
Amid a cluster of Bear Creek-area tasting rooms where people picnic and linger for hours, winemaker Linda Donovan has opened a different type of wine salesroom.(Read Full Article)
John Kitzhaber in April and known informally as the "wine growler law" -- was Kara Olmo, co-owner of Wooldridge Creek Winery in Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley and a director on the Oregon Wine Board. Olmo spent a relatively stress-free year(Read Full Article)
The Oregon wine industry is different than any other and Oregon Pinot Camp is a perfect example of that uniqueness. Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC) began in 2000 as a way to introduce wineprofessionals from across the country to “Brand Oregon.” This concept, strongly held by winemakers and vineyard owners throughout the state, is the idea that if we promote our wines together, the entire group will benefit, much like a rising tide. OPC was born from this philosophy.
Each June, OPC invites 270 wine trade professionals, including wine buyers, retailers and restaurant sommeliers, to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. These ...(Read Full Article)
On Thursday, June 13, The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery set out new marketing directions. At each and every turn, presenters took on the challenges before them, while exploring Oregon’s internal strengths and weakness, as well as their external opportunities and threats, as regards Oregon’s Pinot Gris. The leader of [...] The post The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery Set Out New Marketing Directions appeared first on Wine Blog.(Read Full Article)
Last week I was a speaker at the third annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium. Hosted by Greg Lint and Jeff Herinckx at Oak Knoll winery, and organized by Jo and Jose Diaz, this brings together a group of winemakers united in their appreciation for Oregon Pinot Gris. As a group, they are committed to the goal of making the best Pinot Gris in America, and evangelizing the wines to consumers and the trade. My goal each year is to coach them on the do’s and don’ts that will enable them to best market these wines collectively and individually ...(Read Full Article)
Oregon winemakers are setting the pace and style for Northwest Pinot Gris.
While Pinot Gris has been around since David Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards planted some in 1966, it didn’t really catch on in a big way until King Estate came along in the early 1990s and made it a national phenomenon.
“We have no shortage of people who want to drink Oregon Pinot Gris,” said Steve Thomson, executive vice president for King Estate near Eugene.
King Estate makes 160,000 cases of Oregon Pinot Gris, which it sells in all 50 states and 25 countries. Winemaker Ben ...(Read Full Article)
David Adelsheim’s place within the history of Oregon wine seems defined by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, yet he also was among the state’s first triumvirate for Pinot Gris.
He formed the trio with David Lett and Dick Ponzi.
“Ponzi had made a Pinot Gris in ’83, so in 1984, the three of us did a grand tasting at the Heathman Hotel of all the Pinot Gris available in Oregon at ...(Read Full Article)
According to the Oregon Wine Board, of the 23 Oregon wines being sold in China, 22 are from the state's most famous and vineyard-dense region, the Willamette Valley. Del Rio Vineyards is the exception. The Gold Hill company starting selling Del Rio(Read Full Article)
Tourists and Oregonians alike have a new tool to help them locate wineries worth visiting. The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has revamped its website, adding mobile technology and content that lets visitors quickly comb through the region’s nearly 300 wineries and its handful of sub-appellations. The site, www.willamettewines.com, features an interactive map that locates the valley’s many wineries, best known for their pinot noir and pinot gris bottlings. The map also pinpoints restaurants,…(Read Full Article)
Oregon Wine License Plate Sales Top 6,000 Mark: Specialty Plate Is Second Fastest Selling First Year of Sales
Oregon’s Wine Country license plate turns a year old today and it’s turning into a big hit with Oregonians who have placed more than 6,000 sets of the specialty plates on their vehicles in the first year.
Oregon’s Wine Country plates officially went on sale in May 2012. The plates were authorized by the Oregon Legislature in 2011 and are the first specialty license plates to recognize wine production by any state in the U.S.
“The popularity of the Wine Country license plates is another indicator of the support that the Oregon wine industry enjoys ...(Read Full Article)
The Oregon Wine Board is taking its show cross country these days in an effort to spread the word about the many virtues of Oregon wine.
New York City was the most recent major target for that undertaking. Earlier this month, 20 wine writers were invited to join an Oregon contingent at the Peking Duck House in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
There’s no better way to showcase wine, particularly pinot noir, than with food. And this opportunity proved propitious for the contingent from Oregon.
Greeting the writers were Charles Humble, the Oregon Wine Board’s director of communications and interactive ...(Read Full Article)
Travel Oregon is launching a website aimed at tourism industry partners that will make it easier to get information and collaborate on programs to boost travel in and around their regions.
The website, industry.traveloregon.com, is designed to help chambers of commerce, communities, hotels, restaurants, bike shops, touring companies, wine tasting rooms, craft brew pubs and other attractions tap into marketing opportunities created by Travel Oregon and other entities.
Travel Oregon is the official state tourism promotion agency.
Businesses new to tourism but interested in learning more can connect with Travel Oregon workshops. An excellent example is Travel Oregon ...(Read Full Article)
A new study from Linfield College says wine consumers across the U.S. are drawn to Oregon wines for their handcrafted qualities. And when they sip a glass of Oregon wine, they expect high quality.
The research, conducted by Linfield Professor Sharon Wagner, queried more than 1,000 consumers and more than 300 wine distributors and buyers from across the country, asking them about their perceptions of Oregon wine.
Essentially, the study asked: Why do people buy Oregon wine, and what do they expect when they drink it?
Many respondents had attended Oregon wine events, such as the International Pinot ...(Read Full Article)
The first ever Wine Tourism Day is set for May 11, which is fitting as May is Oregon Wine Month.Wine Tourism Day is simply an opportunity for wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine-related businesses to offer special events to the public to promote the concept of wine tourism.
The organizers of the Wine Tourism Day, Zephyr Adventures, got the idea for a Wine Tourism Day Europe, where the European Network of Wine Cities has organized the European Day of Wine Tourism since 2009.
On Nov. 13-15, Portland will host the 2013 Wine Tourism Conference sponsored by the Oregon Wine ...(Read Full Article)
Travel Oregon, working with Brand USA, New World Travel, Sonoma County, Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit California, has developed an itinerary that will have oenophiles packing up their palates and heading to western wine country.
The Western Wine Trail is a 12-day itinerary that begins in San Francisco, meanders through Northern California, winds through Oregon Wine country and ends in Seattle.
"This multi-state, partnership is unprecedented and is representative of the way global visitors want to experience travel in the United States," said Teresa O'Neill, Vice President of Global Sales at Travel Oregon. "Visitors do not consider ...(Read Full Article)
Wine producers hoping to venture into new geographical markets should first ensure their labels are well-represented close to home, experts say.
Distributors won't be impressed if they visit a company but don't see its wines in nearby restaurants and shops, according to experts at the recent Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland.
Wholesalers who can bring wine to new markets want to see that it's capable of winning local support, said Dan Grunbeck, senior vice president of the wine distributor Young's Market Co.
Otherwise, they expect to face a lot of "pick-and-shovel work" in selling the brand ...(Read Full Article)
Amazon.com, which launched an online wine business late last year, had a booth at the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium Feb. 19-20 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland that drew a record crowd of 1,500 attendees.
Large, mid-size and small wine producers pay Amazon 15 percent of sales and more to market wine that the winery then ships to customers.(Read Full Article)
I attended Lettie Teague’s session at the Oregon Wine Symposium this past week. Lettie of course is the staff writer and columnist for the largest newspaper in the world, and her presence and interest in Oregon wines was significant. Rollin Stoles, long-time and former winemaker at Argyle Winery in Willamette Valley led the session. This was a particularly good pairing in my opinion. Rollin is funny, down to earth and a bit irreverent. Lettie was prepared for this and more than held her own. It made for a jocular, candid and insightful dialogue.
What was certainly on everyone’s ...(Read Full Article)