Allen Holstein


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 3 minutes 47 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Allen Holstein, the original owner of Holstein Vineyards and Vineyard Manager of many acclaimed vineyards in the Willamette Valley. He talks about the early years in the wine industry and working with some of the most prominent characters at the time. He also talks about challenges that the industry will have to face in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Allen Holstein’s house on September 27, 2017.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.