Miglavs, Janis




7 minutes 18 seconds


September 16, 2007

Interview Summary

This interview is with Ben Casteel, current winemaker at Bethel Heights Vineyard in Salem, Oregon and oldest son of the founders. Casteel discusses the role of a winemaker, growing up in the family business, how his role has changed over the past couple of years, and the future of the Oregon wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs on September 16, 2007.


Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations. These interviews were digitally migrated from Sony MiniDiscs and are audio only.

This project is supported in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.