Oregon’s Wine Country license plate has been a big hit with Oregonian motorists. More than 6,000 sets of the specialty plates have been purchased for vehicles since they went on sale in May 2012.
The plates, authorized by the Oregon Legislature in 2011, are the first specialty license plates to recognize wine production by any state in the U.S.
Through the end of April, 6,022 sets of Oregon Wine Country plates have been sold, according to the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division. This ranks second to
As of April 30, only Crater Lake specialty plates’ surpassed Wine Country in annual sales. The Crater Lake plates continue to be the state’s most popular specialty plate, selling 11,178 in 2012.
Net proceeds from Wine Country plates directly support tourism and culinary efforts throughout the state. Oregon’s tourism agency, Travel Oregon, administers the grant program which will open in the Spring of 2014.
A spokesman for the Oregon Wine Center said details of the grant opportunities will be posted on Industry.TravelOregon.com later this year.
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