Oregon Wine Industry

Oregon is the third largest viniferous grape growing region in the U.S. Oregon's 463 wineries are situated mostly in 17 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) throughout the state. The modern industry began in the 1960s. While the state produces 72 different varieties of grapes, the state is best known for its Pinot noir wines which represent more than half of total production. Oregon enjoyed a record harvest of more than 42,000 tons in 2011 and sold more than 2 million cases of wine for the first time.

Oregon wines are known for their outstanding quality as exemplified by their disproportional success they have achieved in key wine competitions worldwide. The industry has experienced rapid growth in the past decade. A 2010 study showed that the wine industry contributed $2.7 billion to the state's economy and represented 13,500 jobs. The wine industry is a key component of the state's $8 billion tourism industry.

Oregon Wine Symposium

The annual Oregon Wine Symposium will be Feb. 25-26 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. View session topics, speakers bios and get tickets now!

Wine Export Information

The expansion of Oregon's export business is important to raising awareness of the state's growing reputation as a world class wine producing region and increasing the market for our wine. The Oregon Wine Board develops and supports programs that assist our wineries in gaining market access to key regions around the world.

Education and Research

The Oregon Wine Board offers viticultural and enological educational services that enable Oregon producers to grow and vinify among the highest quality wines in the world.

Grape Matching Service

Search grapes for sale. Use our Advanced Search to search by variety, clone, rootstock, trellis type, bulk wine and many other fields.

Oregon Wine Month

Oregon Wine Month is right around the corner. Be sure you have the POS material, web graphics and all events submitted to make 2014 a success!

Oregon Wines Fly Free

Oregon Wines Fly Free is back and has been extended for an entire year! Promotional efforts will begin soon so please sign up today. Deadline for winery registration is May 31.

Industry Newsletters

An archive of past Grapevine Newsletters.

Featured Content

  • May is Oregon Wine Month!

    There has never been a better time to discover your perfect Oregon wine. Learn More »

  • Wine Region of the Year!

    Oregon honored in 2013! Learn More »

  • Oregon Wine Experience App

    The app is available on iTunes for iPad only. Learn More »

  • Oregon Wine Country Plates!

    Oregon is the first in the nation to sell Wine Country license plates. Learn More »

Apr 2014

Yamhill Carlton AVA Spring Event

April 26, 2014 | Location

Save the Date -- April 26, 2014!
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