David Adelsheim

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Video File


49 minutes 35 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


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 shares what drew him to wine growing and some of his early connections in the industry. He talks about some of his mistakes and what he has learned after years in the industry.


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