1. A Nation of Wineries

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    1. A Nation of Wineries
      Oregon: Grass-Roots Growers
      ECONOMIC IMPACT $2.7 billion
      TOP VARIETALS Pinot noir, pinot gris

      As land prices rose in California in the 1960s, Oregon had an influx of winemakers. Many trained at the viticulture and enology department at the University of California, Davis. Willamette Valley, near the Cascades, is the state’s largest wine-producing region, focusing on pinot noir, pinot gris and other grape varieties that do well in its climate.

      Although it is one of the largest producers in Oregon, Erath Winery, founded by the Davis alumus Dick Erath, still doesn’t compare in size to its big California ...

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