About the study
As part of its research mandate, the Oregon Wine Board (OWB) commissions an annual Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report. These studies were historically conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Between 2012 and 2016, the Southern Oregon University Research Center (SOURCE) produced the reports. Since 2017, the Oregon Wine Board has contracted the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) to prepare the report.
The report is the result of analysis of data received from hundreds of Oregon grape growers and wine producers each year.
The Vineyard Section reports the number of vineyards in Oregon, planted acreage, harvested acreage, yield, tons harvested, price per ton, and the total value of vineyard productions. This information is reported by region as well as variety, where enough data allow.
The Winery Section reports the number of wineries in Oregon, total tons crushed and their origin (in or out of Oregon) at the statewide level and by region. It also includes a breakdown of cases sold by channel and exported cases by destination market.
The IPRE research team has prepared a document outlining their data collection and analysis methods. Please contact Bob Parker at the IPRE with questions or visit the FAQ page.
February to April: Questionnaire circulated to all vineyard and winery businesses
June: Preliminary Grape Pricing Report published (see current: 2021 vintage)
September: Full Vineyard and Winery Report published