Oregon is quickly growing as a world-class, top wine growing region. Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs (for example) are setting unprecedented standards world-wide and are surpassing even the Napa wine growing region in top reviews. Today, there are over 725 Oregon wineries, and more than 1,000 vineyards growing roughly 72 grape varieties. Oregon’s cooler climate mixed with increasingly warmer periods lend some fascinating growing conditions. The state’s signature grape is Pinot Noir of course and it’s largest wine growing region is the Willamette Valley, yielding nearly two-thirds of the state’s wine production.
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