Darcey and Rick Small


Woody, Rachael Cristine


Salrin, Melissa

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51 minutes 32 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody and Whitman College archivist Melissa Salrin with Darcey and Rick Small of Woodward Canyon Winery. The interview took place on July 14, 2014 and included topics such as their self-taught approach, the cooperation among wineries in Walla Walla, and the growing problem of limited water rights in Washington.

The Smalls discuss how they taught themselves winemaking through observation, reading, and experience rather than learning through classical training. They also discuss their dedication to sustainable agriculture and how the limited water rights in Washington may affect the expansion of the wine industry there.

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.