Woody, Rachael Cristine




1 hour 16 minutes 12 seconds


June 11, 2014

Interview Summary

This interview is with Bill Swain of Phelps Creek Vineyards.  In this interview, Swain discusses how he became a winemaker, his winemaking experience in Venezuela, and the challenges of the wine industry. Swain also speaks about his journey in becoming interested in the wine industry. He talks about his work in Venezuela and on the East Coast of the United States, as well as what brought him back to the Pacific Northwest. Bob Morus joins for the second portion of the interview to discuss their partnership at Phelps Creek Vineyards and their mutual thoughts on the Oregon wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at Phelps Creek Vineyards on June 11, 2014.


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

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