Vineyard Development

When thinking of starting a vineyard, many questions come to mind: Is the land suitable for growing grapes? What types of soils are needed for successful grape and wine production? How much would it cost to establish a vineyard and produce grapes?

Decisions regarding design and location will largely determine the success and sustainability of a vineyard. The guides below discuss factors to consider when planning a vineyard and suggest resources to help in planning.

  • OSU Quick-start Resource Guide
  • eViticulture: A national online viticulture resource containing the latest science-based information for viticulturists. This resource, created by the Grape Community of Practice (GCoP), is directed toward commercial viticulturists who need solid, tested, science-based information to improve their skills in the vineyard.
  • ODA Developing your Oregon Vineyard

“Oregon Viticulture” is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to successful strategies and methods for commercial vineyards in Oregon that will be extremely valuable both for current wine-grape growers and for prospective growers.

The Northwest Grapes Cost-Of-Production Calculator is an online resource for Washington, Oregon and Idaho wine and juice grape growers to automatically calculate the costs of producing grapes.

View current grape quarantines and pest information for Oregon.