The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) was founded at Linfield College in 2011. Our mission is to collect and preserve all aspects, stories and regions of the Oregon wine industry.

All our collections are available for use by students, faculty, researchers and the general public. We are always seeking new materials. Donating your documents or photographs ensures that they will be preserved and help tell the Oregon wine story. Please consider adding your story to the larger wine narrative.

We also conduct oral history interviews with people from all parts of the industry. We’re interested in talking to anyone who has played a role in the Oregon wine story. If you’re interested or would like to suggest a name, please contact us!

Information for researchers


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About Linfield College

Linfield College is a four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences college with its main campus located just one hour outside of Portland, Oregon. Our degree and certificate programs are rooted in traditional liberal arts with practical education through collaborative, service and experiential learning opportunities.

To learn more, please visit Linfield’s home page.


For more information about wine-related activities at Linfield College, please see the Grace & Ken Evenstad Center for Wine Education.

Linfield College Wine Studies Guest Lectures

Wine. About It: Short Videos on the Basics of Wine