Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 32 minutes 22 seconds


July 13, 2023


This interview is with Bill & Julia Wayne of Abbey Ridge Vineyard. In this interview, Bill and Julia speak about desiring a farming lifestyle in the mid-1970s, and deciding to go to California and study at UC Davis.

They then talk about wanting to come back to Oregon and eventually finding work in the wine industry before finding the land on which they would plant their vineyard. The evolution of the wine industry, especially in the Dundee Hills area, is also talked about at length.

Bill and Julia close the interview by talking about how they met and reflecting on some of their early adventures together.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Abbey Ridge Vineyard in Dundee on July 13, 2023.


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


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