Dick Erath


Miglavs, Janis

Document Type

Video File


1 hour 8 minutes 4 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Dick Erath, founder of Erath Winery and one of the original pioneers of the wine industry in Oregon. Erath discusses life lessons he has found in his vineyards, the evolution of the wine industry, and details about what makes different wines unique.

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.