The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) was founded at Linfield University 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

Finding aids
Guidelines for researchers
What types of materials we collect


In the News

Thanks to our partners and supporters

Oregon Wine Board
Oregon Cultural Trust
Erath Family Foundation
Oregon Heritage Commission
Oregon Historical Society
Yamhill County Cultural Coalition
Yamhill County Historical Society
Hood River County Museum
Douglas County Museum
Whitman College Archives
Southern Oregon University Archives
Southern Oregon Historical Society
Southern Oregon Wine Institute
Linfield Center for the Northwest

About Linfield

Linfield, an independent, non-profit university located in the Pacific Northwest, connects the 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 University, please see the Grace & Ken Evenstad Center for Wine Education.

Linfield Wine Studies Guest Lectures
Wine. About It: Short Videos on the Basics of Wine