Ben Casteel


Miglavs, Janis

Document Type

Video File


7 minutes 18 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


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.

For a shareable version of this video, please see the interview on YouTube.


The oral history interviews were 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.