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2015 - The Willamette Valley's 50th Anniversary

2015 - The Willamette Valley’s 50th Anniversary | Adelsheim Vineyard

Willamette Valley Wineries celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pinot noir plantings with more than 400 wineries in the region.  

Willamette Valley Today: 

Total number of:
Vineyard acres planted: 17,237
Vineyards: 647
Wineries: 440

Willamette Valley % of Oregon production
72% of planted vineyard acreage
78% of wine production
87% of Pinot noir production

Major Vineyard Soils
Marine Sedimentary
Volcanic (Basalt)
Windblown Loess

Approximate number of Willamette Valley wineries through the years:
1970 – 5
1980 – 30
1990 – 60
2000 – 110
2010 – 300
2015 – 440

Data from 2013 Oregon Vineyard & Winery Census Report, Southern Oregon University.

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