Dear Oregon wine industry members,
The Oregon wine industry is positioned for impact in 2015 as it has never been before. Our vineyards and wineries are now recognized as vital, high-profile drivers influencing Oregon’s reputation and economic future.
Looking over the horizon, it is clear that Oregon’s wine community is facing exciting opportunities and some serious pressures. As the only statewide organization speaking for Oregon’s wine growers and winemakers to all levels of government, the Oregon Winegrowers Association is your voice in discussions on issues that could quickly and dramatically affect your business — taxation, labor, research funding, herbicide drift, land use, wine tourism and distribution to name just a few.
However, the work of the OWA on behalf of all growers and wineries in Oregon is currently supported by fewer than half of our wine community.
For those considering a return to, or first-time membership in the OWA, now is the time. There has never been a more important opportunity for the Oregon wine community to leverage its collective influence and map the industry’s future. Legislators in Salem will kick off a six-month session in January and a new Congress will go to work in Washington, DC. Regulators at the OLCC, TTB, USDA, ODA, OSHA and other agencies will seek OWA input on matters affecting your business.
Join those who invest to defend Oregon’s wine future by becoming part of the OWA community at this critical time.
As an OWA member, you will receive timely compliance guidance to help you navigate the complex and evolving regulatory landscape for vineyards and wineries. You can also cut costs through preferred pricing with Office Depot, Expedia and more. Plus, you will save on 2015 Oregon Wine Symposium tickets. With the launch of our new OWA website you can access information to help you manage your business, learn more about the association’s work, and pay your dues online.
Don’t hesitate to contact Tom Danowski or Jana McKamey with questions about the Oregon Winegrowers Association at 503-228-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Thank you for your contribution to Oregon’s thriving wine community!
Oregon Winegrowers Association