Although the California wine industry receives the most press, the Oregon wine industry is starting to gain international recognition. The Oregon wine industry effectively began in the 1960s. In 2003, the Oregon Wine Board was formed to oversee and support the state’s wine-making industry. and wineries there are now producing some of the most acclaimed pinot noir in the world. Today, Oregon is the fourth-largest producer of wine in the United States (U.S.), and second only to California in the number of wineries.