Woody, Rachael Cristine
1 hour 13 minutes 24 seconds
Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Bob Morus and Bill Swain of Phelps Creek Vineyards. The interview took place at Phelps Creek Vineyards on June 11, 2014 and included topics such as why Morus came to the Columbia River Valley, the changing economy of Hood River, and his experience starting a winery.
Morus talks about how he decided to plant a vineyard in Hood River; he also discusses buying and running the property that is now Phelps Creek while maintaining his job as an airline pilot. Morus explains the changes in Hood River prompted by the growth of the wine industry and marketing the area as a wine-growing region. Bill Swain 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.
For a shareable version of this video, please see the interview on YouTube.
Morus, Bob and Swain, Bill, “Bob Morus Interview” (2014). Oral History Interviews: Phelps Creek Vineyards. Video File. Submission 1.