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Oregon winegrowers toast state senator with first leadership award

Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
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State Sen. Jackie Winters, R-Salem, received the first Oregon Wine Leadership Award from the Oregon Winegrowers Association during presentation Wednesday at the State Capitol.

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon winegrowers raised a glass Wednesday to state Sen. Jackie Winters, R-Salem, presenting the 20-year lawmaker with the first Oregon Wine Leadership Award.

Jim Bernau, founder and winemaker at Willamette Valley Vineyards, gave the award on behalf of the Oregon Winegrowers Association, which wrapped up its annual meeting and legislative reception at the state Capitol.

The award recognized Winters for her role in promoting the Oregon wine industry, which now generates more than $3.35 billion in statewide economic impact.

“I’ve watched over the years an industry that has come into its very own,” Winters said. “I think it’s only going to get bigger and better.”Read more here

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