The Oregon wine industry had significant economic growth in 2017. According to the latest Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report, the state added 92 vineyards and 44 wineries last year. The annual study by the University of Oregon Institute for Policy Research and Engagement credits the 10.5% growth to high demand and increased production. Overall production rose from 79,282 tons of wine grapes valued at $167.8 million in 2016, to 91,343 tons at $191.9 million in 2017.
Willamette Valley Pinot noir remains the leading variety, accounting for 58% of acreage and 59% of production. Total sales grew to more than $550 million in 2017, up nearly 4% year over year.
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