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. 24-25 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Register for a booth today. Questions? Contact Leah Palermo.

Marketing

OWB Marketing comes to life through a variety of programs. Some are designed to generate increased visibility of Oregon wine, such as Oregon Wine Month. Others help drive direct to consumer sales while capitalizing on strong alliances, such as our Oregon Wines Fly Free program, a partnership with Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines. And still others aim to help develop the understanding, esteem and distribution of Oregon wine through key channels and geographies near and far.

Education

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.

Research

The Oregon Wine Board provides research grants to institutions for research in viticulture and enology of particular relevance to the Oregon wine industry.

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.

Industry Events Calendar

The Oregon Wine Board maintains a comprehensive calendar of statewide industry events. The OWB calendar is maintained and updated by OWB staff. To inquire about listing an industry event on the OWB Industry Events Calendar, contact Michelle Kaufmann.

Industry Newsletters

An archive of past Grapevine Newsletters.

Featured Content

  • It's back!

    Check a case of Oregon wine for free on Alaska Airlines. 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 »

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Nov 2014

Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine at The Allison Inn & Spa

November 1, 2014 | Location

Due to the overwhelming response to Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, the Oregon Historical Society has developed a traveling version of the exhibition to travel the state.
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