Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Great News For Oregon Wine Industry

Great new for the wine industry here in Oregon. The article in today's Register Guard says it all:

Last year was a record-­breaking one for Oregon’s $430 million wine industry, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Wine Board. And 2015 could be even better, according to the wine board.
Overall production increased by 39 percent in 2014, to 78,000 tons, with the majority of the increase coming from higher yields, the board’s annual Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report said.
It was the third year in a row that the state’s wine industry has recorded double-digit gains in production, according to the report, which is compiled by the Southern Oregon University Research Center.
“Oregon wine enjoyed another headliner year across the board fueled by consumer demand,” wine board Chairwoman Ellen Brittan said in a prepared statement. “Market and sales trends continue to validate the growing acceptance of the exceptional quality wines being produced in all regions of the state.”
Read the rest here.

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