State Tunes up Wine Marketing Efforts

The Oregon Legislature recently passed a bill that wine industry executives hope will streamline the state's marketing efforts. The bill replaces the Oregon Wine Advisory Board with a new, semi-independent Oregon Wine Board.

The board is funded by two mandatory excise taxes: a tax of two cents per gallon on wine and $25 per ton on grape growers. Its annual budget of about $800,000 will remain unchanged. Oregon has 127 wineries with combined sales of $200 million in 2002. Judging from the growth of the Oregon wine industry in the last few years, it would appear that the excise taxes are working for them.
State tunes up wine marketing efforts - 2003-09-11 - The Business Journal of Portland

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