The Continued Strength of Alsatian Varietals in Oregon
While Known for Pinot noir, Oregon has History and Success with non-Chardonnay White Wines
Sep 2000 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Pinot noir has been the flag Oregon waves most often. That tricky, "heartbreak grape" does well in Oregon's cool, Willamette Valley climate and Pinot noir indeed is the state's most widely-planted and celebrated grape. As of 1998, there were 3,869 acres of Pinot noir planted in the state and an estimated 221,000 cases produced from that lean year (poor fruit set caused a harvest down 40 percent). The acreage of Pinot noir planted by 1999 rose to 4,208. But the varieties now seen as Alsatian...
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