It's only in the last few decades that a lot of the region's agriculture has shifted from fruit orchards to grape vineyards. But the region's experience with growing wine grapes is long and deep.
And Scott Stursa plunges into the stories of the industry with his book Oregon Wine: A Deep-Rooted History. His previous book was about hard liquor in Oregon; we sense a trend.
Scott Stursa visits The Exchange with details of the wine history.