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Wine Industry in Oregon Expands to 725 Wineries, Over 30,000 Vineyard Acres

In 2016, the Oregon wine industry sales grew by 12 percent to $529 million. The Oregon Wine Board reported that there are now 30,455 acres of vineyard throughout the state, producing for 725 wineries. Case sales have increased by 10 percent and direct-to-consumer sales have grown by 7 percent. An additional 23 wineries opened last year according to Southern Oregon University Research Center reporting along with and 8 percent increase of planted vineyards. Production, however, decreased by 6 percent from 2015 to 2016. This was expected based on 2014 and 2015 record-setting yields.

“While production decreased last year, the volume of sales is up along with the dollar amount for the year,” Steve Thomson, announced the chairman of the Oregon Wine Board. “This shows the Oregon wine consumer is drinking more at a higher price per bottle.

Source: Great Northwest Wine, August 2017