ROSEBURG, Ore. — When Dyson and Susan DeMara were in the market for a vineyard or property on which to grow winegrapes, their focus was on an “old school” operation.

Bainbridge Vineyards is on part of a 40-acre historic farm on Bainbridge Island, Wash. At 245 feet above sea level in the cool climate of Puget Sound and with 37 inches of rainfall, conditions…

ALPINE, Ore. — As wine hobbyists, Sue and Neil Shay were not originally planning to create a commercial vineyard when they bought their 6-acre property in 2010.

Shasta County winemaker Brandi Greene affirms there is plenty of room in the California viticulture industry if newcomers have guts and a strong pallet.

In 2010, Josh and Amy Stottlemeyer and a family friend founded Stottle Winery. Today they have two Washington locations, a winery and tasting room in Lacey and a tasting room in Hoodsport.