Oregon's winemakers focus on small batch, high-quality wines
Oregon is a special place with a commitment to producing
high-quality wines. On a national scale, Oregon is the third
largest viniferous grape producing state, yet remains focused on
producing small-batch artisan wine. In fact, most Oregon wineries
are relatively small, producing on average only 5,000 cases a
Keeping wine production small ensures that winemakers have the
time and energy to nurture each and every vine, cluster and barrel
into wines of superior flavor and concentration worthy of the
Oregon stamp. It also allows winemakers time to collaborate with
one another, experiment with new varieties, practice earth-friendly
growing techniques and-perhaps best of all-directly share their
results with the wine enthusiast.
Really. in Oregon, it's often the winemaker behind the counter
pouring the wine. And in many cases, visitors get to taste
small-batch vintages only available in the winery's tasting room.
Now that's worth the trip alone. Oregon's vintners are waiting.