Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program

A view of the Willamette Valley's luscious wine region. (Image by Oregon Wine Board/CWK Photography)

The mission of Travel Oregon is: “A better life for Oregonians through strong, sustainable local economies.” Travel Oregon has established a program to make grant awards available to “tourism promotion agencies for wine and culinary tourism promotion.”

Sign up to receive our Industry eNewsletter to ensure you receive the most up to date information on Travel Oregon’s grant opportunities. Updates will include access to the program guidelines, dates for the required grant applicant orientation, and application timelines. Specific details will be announced and posted to this page in Spring 2017. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at these additional funding opportunities outside of Travel Oregon.

Read more about the approved 2015-2016 grant projects

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – Oregon Wine Country License Plates

The Oregon Tourism Commission is seeking public input on a rule amendment related to ORS 805.274, state law that created the Oregon Wine Country license plates.  A public hearing will be held on February 7, 2017 in Newberg, Oregon to consider the draft amendment for possible adoption.  Interested parties are encouraged to provide input and may do so by emailing testimony, submitting testimony in writing by mail or by provide testimony at the public hearing in person.  Written testimony provided by mail or email must be received on Feb. 1, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. to ensure inclusion for Commission review.  Public testimony at the hearing will be taken based on a sign-up sheet provided at the hearing location and may be limited to three minutes per person.

To submit testimony by email please include “Wine Country Rules Amendment” in the subject line and submit comments to: RulesCoordinator@traveloregon.com

To submit testimony by postal mail please send written input to:
Attn: Rules Coordinator
250 Church Street SE, Suite 100
Salem, OR. 97301

The public hearing will begin no sooner than 9:00 a. m. on February 7, 2017.  For those wanting to provide testimony in person, the Public Hearing will take place at the Allison Inn & Spa located at 2525 Allison Lane, Newberg, Oregon.

To read the full text of the Wine Country License Plate proposed amendments to the rules, click here.

To read the full text of the Wine Country License Plate rules as they are currently written, click here.

Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program In Oregon

  1. Program Eligibility

    General Requirements Applicant must have a Federal Tax Identification Number Projects should target the development of tourism infrastructure or strategic…

  2. Grants Application Process

    The 2016-2017 Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants Program is closed. The dates for the next grant cycle will be…