David Adelsheim


Miglavs, Janis

Document Type

Video File


43 minutes 16 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with David Adelsheim, founder of Adelsheim Vineyard in Newberg, Oregon in 1970. Adelsheim Vineyard was one of the Willamette Valley’s first vineyards. Adelsheim discusses the early years of the wine industry, the evolution of wine culture, and many of his other experiences in the industry.

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


The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations. These interviews were digitally migrated from Sony MiniDiscs and are audio only.

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