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1965 - The Beginning of Willamette Valley’s Wine Industry
Willamette Valley, Oregon contains the Willamette Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area. It extends from the Oregon Coast Range in the west to the Cascade Mountains in the east, and from the Columbia River in the north to the Willamette Valley’s terminus just south of Eugene. It is the state’s largest AVA, covering 5,360 square miles (13,900 km2), and is home to the majority of the state’s wineries—908 as of 2021.