Don & Carolyn Byard


Woody, Rachael Cristine

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Video File


1 hour 17 minutes 25 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Don and Carolyn Byard, of Brooks Winery. The interview took place at Brooks Winery on December 11, 2015.

Don and Carolyn Byard were two of the original pioneers in the Oregon wine industry. Through hard work and determination, they created a successful vineyard and winery, Brooks Winery. This interview focuses on the Byards’ start in the business, family life, and what the future of the industry looks like.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.