It’s been more than four decades since a handful of brave believers planted the vines that would turn the Willamette Valley into a world-class wine region. Now, with 545 wineries and 17 distinct wine-growing regions, the state of Oregon is officially on the map. And the pioneering tradition continues. In sustainability, organic farming, cooperative marketing and new business, Oregon’s winemakers are forging new paths. These Willamette Valley winemakers continue to blaze the trail.

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About the Author: Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin is the editor of Travel Oregon’s Seasonal Features, enewsletters and annual visitor guide. When she’s not cooking up trip ideas, Oregon Dreamer profiles and outdoor adventures to write about, she’s out exploring Oregon.

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