Dick Erath

Interviewer

Baker, David

Transcript

Link

Duration

42 minutes 53 seconds

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

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.

This interview was conducted by David Baker in 2012.

Comments

Portions of this interview were used for Three Crows Productions’ documentary American Wine Story. Some oral history interviews are 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.