Our History


1973 - Passage of Senate Bill 100

1973 - Passage of Senate Bill 100 | Adelsheim Vineyard

Senate Bill 100 created Oregon’s revolutionary comprehensive statewide land use planning goals and the great legacy of Governor Tom McCall.  Many people involved in the then-infant Oregon wine industry actively worked on the passage of this legislation, and continued to support the intent of Senate Bill 100.  Their work is credited – in large part – for keeping the hillsides in agricultural rather than residential use.  The result, even near urban centers, is acres of lush vineyards and orchards rather than “view” developments.  These maps and more can be viewed online through Linfield College's Oregon Wine History Project.

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