Woody, Rachael Cristine




48 minutes 1 second


June 12, 2014

Interview Summary

This interview is with Charles (Chuck) and Della Henderson.  Topics include the history of wine in Hood River, Chuck Henderson’s role in the Oregon wine industry, and the dynamic between Oregon and Washington wineries.  In the interview, the Hendersons discuss how Chuck got started in the wine industry, as well as his partnership with Dr. Walter Clore. Chuck also talks about the early winemakers in the area and how they came to settle on certain types of grapes, which ones grew best, and which ones he personally preferred.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at the Henderson household in White Salmon, Washington on June 12, 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.