Bob Switzer & Jim Straus


Woody, Rachael Cristine

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Video File


39 minutes 5 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Bob Switzer and Jim Straus, of Seven Bridges Winery. The interview took place at Seven Bridges Winery on July 25, 2016.

Bob Switzer and Jim Straus are the owners and winemakers at Seven Bridges Winery. In this interview, they talk about turning a hobby into a business, marketing bold reds in a sea of Pinot Noir, and being a winery in an urban setting.


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