How are Oregon's Winegrowing Conditions Similar to France?
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Wine 101: Educating Wine Lovers about Oregon Wines
Chapter 2: About the Oregon Wine Industry
How are Oregon's Winegrowing Conditions Similar to France?

Oregon is located at 45° North latitude, parallel with Burgundy, France.

Oregon is home to some of the best wine growing areas in the world. Its location along the 45° North latitude, as well as its maritime weather, have produced a growing climate extremely similar to Burgundy, France, a region well known for its Pinot Noir.

As a result, Oregon's top wine crop has become - you guessed it - Pinot Noir.

In recent years, the state has received growing attention from the international wine community, as Oregon Pinot Noir ranks right up with the best wines coming out of Burgundy.

This article was written by OregonWines.com staff.


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