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  • OREGON WINEVARIETIES

    UPDATED 11.1.16

  • OREGON'S TOP VARIETIES

    Pinot noir is the predominant variety grown in Oregon; however, the state's diversity of geography and microclimates make it well-suited to many different varieties.

    Pinot noir

    62.3%

    All Others

    14.4%Syrah

    2.2%Riesling

    2.6%Chardonnay

    5.6%

    Pinot gris

    12.9%

    72 varieties of wine grapes are grown in Oregon

    Source: 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    VARIETIES

  • PINOT NOIR

    Oregons flagship variety, this thin-skinned grape thrives in cool sites throughout the state, with particular prominence in the Willamette Valley.

    50,737tons harvested in 2014

    of Oregons winegrape harvest

    62.3%

    WILLAMETTEVALLEY WESTERN END

    OF COLUMBIA GORGE

    NORTHERNUMPQUA VALLEY

    NORTHERNROGUE VALLEY

    Most commonly found in:

    Source: 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    VARIETIES

  • Source: 2014 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    PINOT GRIS

    For this widely grown variety, Oregon vintners generally follow the Alsatian style of vinification creating weightier, more complex, expressive wines with long aging potential.

    15,294tons harvested in 2014

    of Oregons winegrape harvest

    12.9%

    WILLAMETTEVALLEY

    WESTERN END OF COLUMBIA

    GORGE

    UMPQUAVALLEY

    Most commonly found in:

    Source: 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    VARIETIES

  • Source: 2014 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    CHARDONNAY

    Winemakers in Oregon frequently apply new oak judiciously for bright yet rounded character, although all ends of the spectrum from creamy to fresh and tart are produced.

    3,668tons harvested in 2014

    of Oregons winegrape harvest

    5.6%

    WILLAMETTEVALLEY COLUMBIA GORGE

    SOUTHERN OREGON

    Most commonly found in:

    Source: 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    VARIETIES

  • Source: 2014 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    RIESLING

    Most commonly, Oregon winemakers produce dry or off-dry wines with this grape, yet the acidity retained allows for dessert styles that are in wonderful balance.

    2,470tons harvested in 2014

    of Oregons winegrape harvest

    2.6%

    WILLAMETTEVALLEY

    ELKTONOREGON

    Most commonly found in:

    WESTERN END OF COLUMBIA

    GORGE

    Source: 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    VARIETIES

  • Source: 2014 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    SYRAH

    Commonly known as a warm-climate variety,when grown in Oregons moderate regions, this grape achieves rich complexity and depth balanced by acidity.

    1,593tons harvested in 2014

    of Oregons winegrape harvest

    2.2%

    ROGUE VALLEY

    Most commonly found in:

    WALLA WALLA VALLEY

    THE ROCKS DISTRICT OF MILTON-FREEWATER

    Source: 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report

    VARIETIES