The state’s wine industry has come a long way since its humble beginnings, when a few rogue dreamers planted vines in the Willamette Valley. The state’s wine scene has blossomed to more than 900 wineries and 22 distinct growing areas (also known as American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs) and is the third-largest wine-grape-producing state in the nation.
Our talented vintners regularly earn international and national accolades. And yet that early spirit of modesty remains. Oregon wineries, often family-owned, focus on small-batch, high-quality production.
Visit a tasting room for a unique experience any time of year and you’re likely to see the owner pouring wine or moving barrels. One thing is certain: Wherever you go in Oregon wine country, you’re sure to get a warm welcome.