The Year in Oregon Wine

Intense heat and new destinations defined the state's fast-growing vino industry in 2015. Here's Portland Monthly's coverage from the year.

Edited by Zach Dundas December 29, 2015

Winemakers and growers report on a growing season of hot temperatures and drought. "This vintage was the hottest year in recorded history for Oregon, prompting huge, mold-free grape crops, and super early harvests—at least in the Willamette Valley."

Oregon's best wines under $25. "Budget-friendly wine doesn't have to sacrifice flavor or local cred."

The Drought Warrior. Industry legend John Paul has some strong words on how to grow grapes in a drier Oregon.

Bubbly new Willamette Valley destinations. "Among the Willamette Valley’s almost 650 vineyards and more than 400 wineries, renovated tasting rooms and ambitious new restaurants sprout perennially, all catering to an increasingly global set of visitors."

Five great new Portland wine bars. Because Oregon's wine scene is urban, too.


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