Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 13 minutes 58 seconds


May 24, 2021


This interview is with Chancy and Toni Croft and Bill Bailey of Croft Vineyards. In this interview, the trio speak about their friendship throughout the years and what their lives were like before wine. They go over where the idea of Croft Vineyards began and describe forming a partnership, building their business, and finding land for a vineyard. They talk about the early days of the Oregon Wine Industry, including who they met, what practices were common, and what ideas were popular. They discuss their mistakes and successes, going on to talk about how they learned over time. Later, they talk about how the Oregon Wine Industry has changed. They also discuss the future of Croft Vineyards and what the next generations may bring to the label.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Croft Vineyards in Salem on May 24, 2021.


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


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