Study shows strong growth in Oregon wine industry over last 4 years…

Posted January 29, 2015 5:29 pm by Comments

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A new study says Oregon’s focus on high-quality wine has paid off in the form of a $3.3 billion economic impact.

The first comprehensive look at Oregon’s wine industry in four years estimates it has grown to have an economic impact of $3.35 billion, counting direct and related sales, jobs, services and products.

The report by Full Glass Research describes an industry on a post-recession roll, with planted acres increasing by 18 percent since 2011, the number of wineries up 45 percent and a 39 percent increase in sales.

Oregon grape growers and wine makers have successfully focused on making higher-priced, higher-quality wine, especially the signature Pinot noir, “turning the state’s low yields and tricky climate into an asset,” according to the report.

 

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