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Write Congressman Schrader and request he oppose HR 1161

A message from Sam Tannahill, President of the Oregon Winegrowers Association:For the past several weeks, Steve Burns, the interim executive director of the Oregon Winegrowers Association (OWA), has been working quietly with Congressman Kurt Schrader a…

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Pass HB 3280 as Proposed by OWA

Dear Southern Oregon Wineries, Wine Enthusiasts and/or Stakeholders: The Board of Directors of the Southern Oregon Winery Association approved a motion to ask the membership to support writing to Governor John Kitzhaber, Senators and House Representati…

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Oregon Wineries Urged to Contact Legislative Representatives

Did you know there is recent Oregon legislation that passed that would ban wineries producing under 4,200 cases from keeping regular Tasting Room hours? That would mean almost all Southern Oregon wineries would only be allowed to be open by appointment…

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Wine Legal Issues Seminar, March 15th

The Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association will present a “Wine Legal Issues” seminar on Tuesday, March 15th from 2-5 p.m. at the Oregon State University Southern Oregon Extension Service Auditorium. The free event is open to all RVWA members and other i…

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Oregon Senate passes fix for home brewers, amateur winemakers

Great news! Reposted from OregonLive.comSALEM — Trouble was brewing in Beervana last spring when a new interpretation of an old state law blocked home brewers and amateur winemakers in Oregon from participating in friendly tastings and contests. …

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