18 minutes 24 seconds




David Adelsheim founded Adelsheim Vineyard with Ginny Adelsheim in 1971. He is now the president of the company after having filled various positions over the years. He earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Wine Board in 2012.

In this interview, David Adelsheim discusses some of the innovations of the Oregon wine industry, such as Scott Henry trellising. He also addresses the idealism of the Oregon industry as well as some of the major events that were established to help share Oregon wine with the world.

This interview was conducted in 2004.


The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations. The videos in this collection are raw footage donated to the Oregon Wine History Archives. The quality of the footage is inconsistent and contains some visual disturbances with camera movement. Motion sickness may occur.

This project is supported in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.