Growth was seen in nearly all aspects of the Oregon wine industry in 2012 (see footnote). The number of vineyards grew to 905 with planted acreage increasing 25% over 2011. While the average yield per acre declined slightly, total production was up 21% due to more acreage coming into harvest and less fruit not being harvested. Price per ton averaged statewide rose by 19% and, in combination with greater production, resulted in a 42% increase in total crop value. The number of “all” wineries, including TTB-bonded and OLCC Grower Sales Privilege and Winery license holders, increased from 463 to 545 in 2012. The number of wineries crushing grapes increased from 350 in 2011 to 379 in 2012, an increase of 29 wineries. The total amount crushed from the 2012 vintage is estimated to be 51,364 tons, up 22% over the lighter 2011 vintage. Case sales, including domestic and export sales, are estimated to have increased 17% from 2011 to 2012, while the total dollars for all wine sales are estimated to have increased by 13% to over 300 million dollars for the first time.

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