OREGON VINEYARD  REPORT
January 23, 2001

Revised July 2001
 
 

Wine grape production and value set record highs

The Oregon 2000 wine grape crop totaled a record high 18,600 tons, up four percent from 1999 and 27 percent
higher than 1998. Production value was $26.0 million, surpassing last year's record of $23.3 million. Producer
prices averaged a record $1,400 per ton, up from the previous high of $1,300 set a year ago. Yield per acre was
in between that of 1998 and 1999 at 2.3 tons per acre. Varieties registering significant acreage increases were
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Merlot while Chardonnay acreage was down considerably. Cabernet Franc and Syrah
were added to the vineyard questionnaire for the first time this year. Funding for the 2000 Oregon Vineyard
Survey was provided by the Oregon Wine Advisory Board.

Wine Grapes: Acreage, yield, production, price and value, by variety, Oregon, 1999-2000
All planted
acreage
Harvested
acreage
Yield per
harvested acre

Production
Price 
per ton
Value
of production
Variety 1999 2000 1999  2000 1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000
Acres Acres Acres Acres Tons Tons Tons Tons Dollars Dollars -1,000 Dollars-
Cabernet Franc 1/ -- 71 --  46 --  2.24 -- 103 --  1,560 -- 161
Cabernet Sauvignon 465 472 317 373 2.37 2.62 752 977  1,320 1,420* 993 1,387*
Chardonnay 1,513 1,306 1,247 1,125 2.61 2.53 3,258 2,846 1,050  1,000 3,421 2,846
Gewurztraminer 185 182 162 159 2.21 1.97 358 314 800  910 286 286
Merlot 529 624 288 433 2.23 2.42 642 1,047 1,570  1,460* 1,008 1,529*
Muller Thurgau 87 88 74 80 5.28 4.23 391 338 750  740 293 250
Pinot Blanc 114 119 76 97 2.67 2.31 205 224 1,350  1,470 277 329
Pinot Gris 1,363 1,442 1,094 1,269 2.48 2.45 2,713 3,109 1,300  1,300 3,527 4,042
Pinot Noir 4,208 4,834 3,103 3,447 2.14 1.98 6,643 6,812 1,650  1,830* 10,961 12,466*
Sauvignon Blanc 107 85 100 78 2.22 2.05 222 160 1,050  1,000 233 160
Semillon 61 57 47 53 1.70 1.87 80 99 980  1,010 78 100
Syrah 1/ -- 165 -- 80 --  2.36 -- 189 --  1,720* -- 325*
White Riesling 638 604 525 550 3.14 2.78 1,650 1,529 710  750 1,172 1,147
Zinfandel 65 68 55 61 4.85 3.46 267 211 1,500*  1,570* 401* 331*
All others 465 383 312 249 2.30 2.58 719 642 1,030  1,050 741 674
Total 9,800 10,500 7,400 8,100 2.42 2.30 17,900 18,600 1,310*  1,400 23,449* 26,040
1/  Included in “All others” prior to 2000. 2/ Total may not add due to rounding. * Revised July 2001.

Wine Grapes: Vineyards, acreage, yield and production, by county, Oregon, 1999-2000
Number of Vineyards 1/ All planted
acreage
Harvested
acreage
Yield per
harvested acre

Production
County 1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000 1999 2000
Number Number Acres Acres Acres Acres Tons Tons Tons Tons
Benton 27  25  317  311  224  218 2.14  1.95  480  425 
Clackamas 27  25  225  251  159  161  2.53  2.76  402  444 
Douglas 37  36  597  618  404  470  2.75  2.80  1,110  1,316 
Hood River 11  11  112  137  57  67  2.49  2.46  142  165 
Jackson 53  50  739  870  379  534  2.77  2.59  1,050  1,383 
Josephine 29  28  429  464  301  289  2.25  2.53  677  731 
Lane 31  32  650  658  621  628  2.10  2.31  1,307  1,450 
Linn 10  88  75  76  59  1.79  1.58  136  93 
Marion 22  21  447  590  360  546  3.08  2.15  1,111  1,174 
Polk 47  46  1,363  1,322  975  947  2.25  2.04  2,196  1,932 
Umatilla 11  10  295  367  215  323  2.41  2.58  517  833 
Wasco 10  92  121  82  102  3.31  2.95  272  301 
Washington 53  54  1,103  1,163  954  971  2.35  2.07  2,246  2,010 
Yamhill 112  112  3,043  3,252  2,330  2,510  2.37  2.23  5,527  5,597 
All others 12  12  300  301  263  275  2.76  2.71  727  746 
Total 491  480  9,800  10,500  7,400  8,100  2.42  2.30  17,900  18,600 
1/ 15 non-commercial vineyards were excluded in 2000.

Wine grapes: All planted acreage, by variety and area, Oregon, 2000 and 1999 totals
Cabernet 
Sauvignon

Gewurz-
traminer

 

Merlot

Pinot 
Blanc
Pinot
Gris

Pinot
Noir

Syrah
White 
Riesling

All
others
All varieties

Area
Char-donnay 2000 1999
Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres
Benton Co. 19  --  32  196  17 31 311 317
Douglas Co. 55  89  21  28  55  184  65 110  618 597
Jackson Co. 148  81  357  59  19  79  11 101  870 739
Josephine Co. 24  68  22  40  72  190  21 19  464 429
Lane Co. 90  --  213  242  --  59 34  658 650
Marion Co. 56  --  173  318  --  22 12  590 447
Polk Co. 13  228  11  --  17  212  751  --  30 60  1,322 1,363
Washington Co. 138  31  --  18  181  538  --  108 143  1,163 1,103
Yamhill Co. 432  19  63  345  2,182  89 112  3,252 3,043
Other Valley 1/ 10  55  26  67  162  27 24  380 340
Columbia River 2/ 191  50  29  189  --  33  52  67  155  106 872  772
Total, 2000 472  1,306  182  624  119  1,442  4,834  165  604 752  10,500 -- 
Total, 1999 465  1,513  185  529  114  1,363  4,208  --  638 698  -- 9,800

Wine Grapes: Harvested acreage, by variety and area, Oregon, 2000 and 1999 totals
Cabernet 
Sauvignon

Gewurz- 
traminer

 

Merlot

Pinot
Blanc

Pinot 
Gris

Pinot 
Noir
Syrah
White 
Riesling

All 
others
All varieties

Area
Char-donnay 2000 1999
Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres
Benton Co. 18  1 --  29  146  218  224 
Douglas Co. 49  62  20 23  51  125  60  75  470  404 
Jackson Co. 96  76  5 218  53  10  24  --  47  534  379 
Josephine Co. 12  54  17 12  57  102  --  20  12  289  301 
Lane Co. 86  6 --  206  227  --  58  34  628  621 
Marion Co. 53  3 --  162 244  --  22  58  546  360 
Polk Co. 13  181  10 --  17  119  526  --  28  53  947  975 
Washington Co. 131  29 --  18  179  392  --  104  112  971  954 
Yamhill Co. 392  18 49  336  1,519  --  85  105  2,510  2,330 
Other Valley 1/ 32  24 --  51  113  16  16  262  247 
Columbia River 2/ 169  40  26 174  --  26  43  49  150  48  725  605 
Total, 2000 373  1,125  159 433  97  1,269  3,447  80  550  567  8,100  -- 
Total, 1999 317  1,247  162 288  76  1,094  3,103  --  525  514  --  7,400 

Wine grapes: Production, by variety and area, Oregon, 2000 and 1999 totals
Cabernet 
Sauvignon

Gewurz- 
traminer

 

Merlot

Pinot
Blanc

Pinot 
Gris

Pinot 
Noir
Syrah
White 
Riesling

All 
others
All varieties
Area Chardonnay 2000 1999
Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons
Benton Co. 16  42  --  73  258  22  425  480 
Douglas Co. 93  204  55  41  223  383  145  162  1,316  1,110 
Jackson Co. 243  251  504  18  124  34  58  --  143  1,383  1,050 
Josephine Co. 22  167  52  23  129  228  --  45  59  731  677 
Lane Co. 23  186  12  --  450  498  --  182  94  1,450  1,307 
Marion Co. 128  9 --  473  379  --  101  71  1,174  1,111 
Polk Co. 31  342  14  --  49  284  1,004  --  73  135  1,932  2,196 
Washington Co. 14  300  40  --  18  374  724  --  219  321  2,010  2,246 
Yamhill Co. 14  1,009  35 119  838  3,055  --  213  313  5,597  5,527 
Other Valley 1/ 15  51  33 --  88  140  33  40  406  561 
Columbia River 2/ 501  166  54  471  --  53  109  120  496  206  2,176  1,635 
Total, 2000 977  2,846  314  1,047  224  3,109  6,812  189  1,529  1,553  18,600  -- 
Total, 1999 752  3,258  358  642  205  2,713  6,643  --  1,650  1,288  --  17,900 
1/ Clackamas, Linn, and Multnomah Counties.
2/ Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla and Wasco Counties.
 

Wine grapes: Acreage changes and fruit not used or lost, as reported by vineyards, by variety,
                   Oregon, 2000

 
 

               Variety


 

New 
plantings


 
 

Removals

Harvested
but not
utilized
Fruit
not
harvested

Fruit losses

To birds

To disease

To frost

All losses
Acres Acres  Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons
Cabernet Franc 3 12 -- -- 3 -- --  3
Cabernet Sauvignon 16 14 2 7 7 2 12 21
Chardonnay 25 98 18 118 14 24 162 200
Gewurztraminer 7 4 1 9 5 7 21 33
Merlot 16 -- -- -- 4 -- 13 17
Muller Thurgau 3 -- -- 6 1 3 50 54
Pinot Blanc 5 2 -- -- 3 -- -- 3
Pinot Gris 124 -- 18 17 27 39 238 304
Pinot Noir 500 59 17 16 52 84 293 429
Sauvignon Blanc 4 -- -- -- -- 4 10 14
Semillon -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Syrah 28 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
White Riesling -- 8 9 -- 3 9 109 121
Zinfandel -- -- -- -- -- -- 12 12
All others 27 -- -- -- 4 4 29 37
Total 758 199 65 173 123 176 949 1,248

 
 

Wine grapes: Use or sales, by destination and variety, Oregon, 2000

Variety
Estate or home use &
not utilized

Oregon

Washington
Other states & foreign 
countries  1/
All uses 
or sales
Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons
Cabernet Franc 7 79 17 -- 103
Cabernet Sauvignon 102 419 450 6 977
Chardonnay 802 1,912 131 1 2,846
Gewurztraminer 94 168 52 -- 314
Merlot 75 537 435 -- 1,047
Muller Thurgau 123 215 -- -- 338
Pinot Blanc 84 140 -- -- 224
Pinot Gris 1,003 2,106 -- -- 3,109
Pinot Noir 2,685 4,068 3 56 6,812
Sauvignon Blanc 31 107 18 4 160
Semillon 6 30 62 1 99
Syrah 15 85 89 -- 189
White Riesling 383 690 426 30 1,529
Zinfandel 4 187 2 18 211
All others 158 408 76 -- 642
Total 5,572 11,151 1,761 116 18,600
1/ Includes unknown destinations outside Oregon.
 

Wine grapes: Average dollars per ton, by variety, Oregon, 1990 - 2000
Variety 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars
Cabernet Franc 1/ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1,560
Cabernet Sauvignon 770 830 810 750 820 900 1,080 1,070 1,200 1,320 1,470
Chardonnay 920 980 890 830 850 910 990 1,090 1,030 1,050 1,000
Gewurztraminer 480 480 500 590 650 640 720 740 860 800 910
Merlot 600 610 550 960 1,000 1,150 1,370 1,420 1,500 1,570 1,560
Muller Thurgau 770 900 930 550 500 580 620 770 800 750 740
Pinot Blanc 475 510 490 1,120 990 1,090 1,080 1,210 1,410 1,350 1,470
Pinot Gris 920 910 960 1,020 1,170 1,160 1,190 1,260 1,260 1,300 1,300
Pinot Noir 960 970 900 925 990 1,130 1,140 1,310 1,470 1,650 1,820
Sauvignon Blanc 635 725 710 680 730 820 850 840 820 1,050 1,000
Semillon 515 625 450 710 600 580 850 860 870 980 1,010
Syrah 1/ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1,760
White Riesling 470 575 520 575 580 580 660 680 710 710 750
Zinfandel 600 610 630 560 670 650 760 850 950 1,050 1,140
All others 632 722 779 598 593 714 727 870 1,064 1,030 1,050
Total 780 840 790 800 845 950 1,020 1,120 1,180 1,300 1,400
1/ Included in "All others" prior to 2000.



Compiled by:
Homer K. Rowley, State Statistician
Bruce Eklund, Deputy State Statistician
Laura Burgess, Agricultural Statistician
Ronald F. Kriesel, Assisting
 

Cooperating with:
United States Department of Agriculture Oregon Wine Advisory Board
Oregon Agricultural Statistics Service Oregon Wine Growers Association
Oregon Department of Agriculture



Copies of this publication are available by contacting the Oregon Agricultural Statistics Service, 1220 SW 3rd Ave., Room 1735, Portland, Oregon 97204-2899, (503-326-2131 in Portland or 1-800-338-2157). The 2000 Winery Report will be available in
late April 2001. For more details, please call Homer Rowley or see our Internet Home Page: http://www.oda.state.or.us/oass/oass.html


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