Woody, Rachael Cristine




1 hour 29 seconds


May 30, 2013

Interview Summary

This interview is with Bill Nelson, an early member of the Oregon Winegrowers Association and Wine America.  In this interview, Bill discusses the history of the early wine industry in Southern Oregon, Oregon as a whole, as well as the United States. Nelson provides a description of the evolution of the Oregon Wine Council, the Oregon Winegrowers Association, and the formation of the Oregon Wine Advisory Board. Nelson also speaks to early legislative efforts in the wine industry, and he speculates how the consumer market may evolve in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at the Oregon Wine Board on May 30, 2013.


This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Wine Board.

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