Dick Erath


Baker, David

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42 minutes 53 seconds

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This interview is with Dick Erath, the founder of Erath Winery and one of the original pioneers of the Oregon wine industry. Erath discusses his transition from engineering to winemaking, what led him to the wine industry, memorable moments, and the future of Oregon wine.

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


Portions of this interview were used for Three Crows Productions’ documentary American Wine Story. The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.

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