More plantings in Oregon

1800s - More plantings in Oregon

Numerous immigrants to Southern Oregon in the 1880s experimented with a variety of grapes, including Zinfandel, Riesling, and an unidentified Sauvignon variety. Grape production in Oregon vineyards reached 2,694 tons in 1899. Ernest Reuter, a Forest Grove winemaker, received a silver medal in the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair five years later. West of Forest Grove, on David Hill, was the vineyard where the grapes were cultivated.


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