Chuck and Della Henderson


Woody, Rachael Cristine

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Video File




48 minutes 1 second

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Charles (Chuck) and Della Henderson. The interview took place at their home in White Salmon, Washington on June 12, 2014. 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.

For a shareable version of this video, please see the interview on YouTube.


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

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