Adelsheim, David


1 hour 3 minutes 18 seconds


October 9, 2020


This interview between David Adelsheim and Dick Erath of Erath Vineyards is the third in a 10-part interview series entitled Founders’ Stories: Conversations with the 10 Founding Winemaking Families of Oregon’s North Willamette ValleyFounders’ Stories was produced by Adelsheim Vineyard to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

We met up with Dick Erath on October 9, 2020 at his original vineyard property. Today, it is known as Chehalem Mountain Vineyard and is owned by Geodesy Wine/Capra Vineyards. I first met Dick in April 1971, when we stopped our car in front of the rented logger’s cabin, where he and his family were living. We were hoping to see some wine grapes, which we’d heard had been planted in the area. And, as it turned out, Dick knew where some were planted. They just weren’t next to the cabin.


Produced by Adelsheim Vineyard in partnership with Tucker Hamilton, Dane Sawyer, and Tristan Brillanceau-Lewis.


A 15 minute abridged version of this interview as well as the full-length podcast can found on the Adelsheim website:


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