Wine industry reflects on impacts of virus, wildfires

Grapes at Campbell Lane Winery in West Linn were harvested in late September and early October this year. The previous year, 2020, was tough on all wineries because of COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires.

Another wildfire season has come and gone that impacted thousands but fortunately paled in comparison to the horrors of 2020.

The impact of fires on agriculture is paramount in the minds of many in Oregon, as is the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The specific impact of these factors on the Oregon wine industry in 2020 was examined in a recent report from the Oregon Wine Board.