Our History


2004 - Oregon Wine Board created

2004 - Oregon Wine Board created | Adelsheim Vineyard

The streamlined Oregon Wine Board replaced the Oregon Wine Advisory Board, making way for greater latitude in hiring and increased flexibility in achieving the goals of statewide marketing and research.  The legislation removed the organization from the auspices of the Department of Agriculture and created a semi-independent state agency with its board members appointed directly by the Governor.  The agency is still funded by the wineries’ self-imposed $25.00 per ton grape tax.


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