Fred and Mary Benoit


Hofmann, Stephanie

Document Type

Video File


39 minutes 33 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Fred and Mary Benoit, the founders of Chateau Benoit which is now Anne Amie Vineyards. They discuss the struggles of planting their first vineyard near Salem and the community of people in the industry at the time. Fred and Mary finish the interview talking about the growth of their winery and why they eventually decided to sell.

This interview was conducted by Stephanie Hofmann at Fred and Mary’s home in Vancouver, WA on September 7, 2017.


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