Oregon Wine Country Although grapes have been planted in the Oregon Territory as far back as 1847, the 1960’s and 70’s were a time of rebuilding after the end of Prohibition in 1933. Many winemakers threw their hat in the ring and made the trek to Oregon in an attempt to grow grapes in a very different terrain than what they were used to, especially those familiar with the Mediterranean and mild climates of California. Well-known names ...