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The pace of transactions for Oregon wineries and land in wine country is picking up significantly, and it's being helped along by capital infusion from California, France and Washington state.(Read Full Article)
With the second-biggest wine sales weekend of the year at hand, industry-watchers are buzzing about this year's unprecedented wave of land purchases, winery acquisitions and capital infusion from California, France, Washington and elsewhere.(Read Full Article)
“In the end, you don't know until the wine gets into the bottle,” said Charles Humble, spokesman for the Oregon Wine Board , a semi-independent state agency that handles marketing, research and education projects for the industry. That uncertainty is ...(Read Full Article)
The Rogue Valley includes the Applegate Valley in the annual vineyard and winery census report, compiled by the Southern Oregon University Research Center for the Oregon Wine Board . 2012 proved a less-bountiful year than 2011, as Rogue Valley ...(Read Full Article)
Helping the “Invisible” Wine Workers
Where is wine made? Ask most any Oregon winemaker and they will usually answer with “in the vineyard.” If that is true, then aren’t the vineyard workers a critical part of making wine?
We all like to read about the more personal elements of winemaking, things like choosing the grape clone, dealing with the vintage conditions, judging brix levels and when to pick, the authenticity of native fermentations, the influence of barrel types, punchdowns, and etcetera and etcetera. But how often to we read about the people who actually perform the farm labor that ...(Read Full Article)
“The amount of wine we're pushing to market is about double from what is was 10 years ago,” said Oregon Wine Board executive director Tom Danowski. “But what's way more important than the quantity of the wine we're delivering to market is the ...(Read Full Article)
This is based on data from the 2012 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report compiled by the Southern Oregon University Research Center and released last week by the Oregon Wine Board . By far the leading wine growing region in the state, North ...(Read Full Article)
The total number of wineries operating in Oregon last year grew to 545, up from 463 in 2011. Production, measured by the size of the harvest, reached 50,176 tons from 25,440 acres of vineyards.(Read Full Article)
Oregon wine industry growth continues in 2012: Annual census reports positive trends for production, sales, number of wineries
The number of Oregon wineries topped 500 and production exceeded 50,000 tons, according to the 2012 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report that was released today by the Oregon Wine Board (OWB). The annual report is produced for OWB by the Southern Oregon University Research Center.(Read Full Article)
World-renowned climatologist Greg Jones of Southern Oregon Universityissued his season-ending report Wednesday, which compared the 2013 grape growing season for Oregon vineyards to that of the 2003 warm vintage.
The Ashland professor in environmental science used data from four weather stations throughout Oregon to support his findings.
“Medford, Roseburg and Milton-Freewater ended up right at or above the warm 2003 vintage, with McMinnville ending the month slightly below that experienced in 2003,” Jones wrote. “For those in Oregon, the final month in the season brought our growing degree-day accumulation to a close, with values 3-13% above 2012 and the ...(Read Full Article)
- As I sit here trying to come to some conclusion it occurs to me that perhaps I am going about this all wrong. I amafter all a wine snob. Yes, it’s true, I am biased and I know it. I am first and foremost a red wine drinkerso when I think of the best regions my thoughts automatically run towards things like Nebbiolo and Piedmont, PinotNoir and Burgundy, Syrah and the Rhone. It is a stretch for me to think of great regions for white wine before these reds and that’s just wrong, don’t you think?
Trade Deal May Pressure Canadian Vintners: Once ratified, free trade deal will pit Canadian wineries head to head against Europe's
The details have yet to be finalized, but the announcement last week of a free trade deal between Canada and the 28-member European Union — subject to ratification by participating countries, a process that could take up to two years — heralds changes for North America’s wine industry.
On the one hand, vintners in Canada have been preparing for the prospect of a trade deal with Europe since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1988. Europe has long been a yardstick for Canadian producers, with media playing up a shipment of sparkling wine to France in 1955, although ...(Read Full Article)
It will be interesting to see how the Oregon wine industry reacts over the next several years, once Milton-Freewater gets a unique American Viticultural Area designation. The two highest scoring wines to come from the Pacific Northwest both were from ...(Read Full Article)
Leigh Bartholomew, the Oregon Wine Board chairwoman and vineyard manager at Archery Summit Vineyards near Dayton, said in the Willamette Valley the harvest is about 50 percent complete. She said at this point, her biggest concern is logistics.(Read Full Article)
Oregon wine industry's economic impact continues to grow.
An economic snapshot of Oregon agriculture shows the usual heavyweights at the top of the list: Cattle and calves, greenhouse and nursery products, and stalwarts such as hay, milk and wheat.
Wine grapes? They’re way down the list behind such blue collar crops as onions, potatoes and ryegrass. But ask a visitor or an urban Oregonian to name the state’s top agricultural product and they’d probably guess Pinot Noir wine.
They’d be wrong, but such is the swagger of Oregon’s wine industry. Although still small compared ...(Read Full Article)
DAYTON, Ore. -- Record rainfall over the past week sent Oregon winemakers scrambling to harvest grapes before they got soaked. The question now: How much damage was done to the state’s $3 billion wine industry? According to the Oregon Wine Board, things are in surprisingly good shape considering how much rain fell over the past weekend. Michelle Kaufmann, assistant communications manager for the ...(Read Full Article)
Summer 2013’s unseasonally warm weather means for many wineries, harvest started early.
“The weather has been very positive and is responsible for harvest starting two to three weeks earlier than recent years,” said Charles Humble of the Oregon Wine Board. “A long, warm growing season is leading to ripe grapes and flexibility in picking.”
For the Adelsheim Winery, picking is already underway.
“It’s been really nice so far with better than expected yields and the weather has been working out pretty nicely. There is not a lot of bird damage like we usually see,” said Chad Vargas, Adelsheim ...(Read Full Article)