Bill Fuller


Weber, Camille


Schmidt, Rich

Document Type

Video File




1 hour 42 minutes 34 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College student Camille Weber with Bill Fuller, of Tualatin Vineyards. The interview took place at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library on August 11, 2015.

Bill Fuller co-founded Tualatin Vineyards in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1973. The company made many award winning wines during Fuller’s twenty-six years of operation. In 1997, Fuller sold the business to Willamette Valley Vineyards. After selling, he continued to be involved in the industry, working with Willamette Valley Vineyards, Cooper Mountain Vineyards, and McMenamins. In this interview, Fuller shares how he got into the wine industry and many of his experiences throughout his life. He talks about some of his important relationships made during his time in the industry, as well as what he foresees in the coming years for Oregon wine.


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