OREGON WINE REGIONS
With production of 72 varieties of grapes, Oregon wineries feature diverse and unique wine tasting experiences. The major Oregon wine regions are found on the western side of the state. The wide assortment of microclimates found on Oregon's West Coast allow many varietals to flourish among each wine region.
Willamette Valley is the largest wine region in the state and features over 300 wineries and 600 vineyards. The cool, moist climate has allowed this wine region to become world renowned for its premium Pinot Noir, the leading varietal in the valley. In fact, more than 11,000 acres in the Willamette Valley are devoted to growing Pinot Noir grapes.
Located in Douglas County in Southern Oregon, Umpqua Valley wine region can successfully grow both cool and warm varieties due to its diverse climate. Within Umpqua Valley, 22 out of 23 wineries are family owned and operated, 1,500 acres are devoted to vineyards, and over 40 varietals produced.
Rogue and Applegate Valleys are sub-appellations of the Southern Oregon wine region. In fact, the Southern Oregon region was specifically created to unify the smaller Rogue and Applegate wine regions. This area is well known for growing warm grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Reiss Design Studio works closely with both the owner and winemaker to create a design based upon region and site-specific requirements and considerations.