2015 saw increases in production for the Oregon wine industry.
- Pinot Noir continues to leads all varieties accounting for 62% of planted acreage and 67% of vineyard production.
- The number of vineyard operations increased by 2% to 1,052 leading to a 2% increase in planted acres from 2014
- Overall, vineyard yields were up, with the most significant increases in the South Willamette Valley and Umpqua Valley.
- The number of “all” wineries, including TTB-bonded and OLCC Grower Sales Privilege and Winery license holders, increased from 676 to 702.
- Total tons of grapes crushed increased 5% to 73,518 from 2014, with the North Willamette Valley accounting for 75% of total crush.
- Case sales increased 9% to 3.1 million in 2015, with the largest channel increase in direct to consumer sales (14%).
- Canada continues to be Oregon’s largest export market, accounting for 44% of total exports.