In 2015, total acreage in Oregon was 28,034 acres.
In 2016 the top five varieties produced in Oregon were:
- Pinot noir 17,744 acres
- Pinot gris 3,705 acres
- Chardonnay 1,482 acres
- Riesling 713 acres
- Cabernet Sauvignon 626 acres
(Source: the Wikipedia)
In 2015, Oregon wine sales yielded 3,000,000 cases, worth an estimated $470 million.
Compare this to 2001, in which Oregon wine sales yielded 1,082,058 cases, worth an estimated $195 million.
Oregon’s wine industry has grown consistently and rapidly!
In 1995, Oregon had 92 wineries crushing grapes and producing wine.
In 2000, that number had climbed to 122.
In 2005, Oregon wineries increased in numbers to 215.
In 2010, it had increased again to 310.
As of 2016, 424 Oregon wineries were crushing grapes.
These statistics don’t include wineries that purchasing juice or participating in private production, which by some estimates in 2017 account for up to 300 additional wineries across the State.
In 2002, comparing wine production strictly on the basis of white to red, the ratio stood at 50% white and 50% red wine.
In 2001, comparing wine production strictly on the basis of white to red, the ratio stood at 45% white and 55% red wine.
(Source: the Oregon Wine Board)
In 1855, Peter Britt opened a winery, and produced wines with grapes grown outside the state.
Oregon’s first commercial winery opened in 1883.