Gary Figgins

Interviewer

Woody, Rachael Cristine

Interviewer

Salrin, Melissa

Transcript

Link

Duration

58 minutes 21 seconds

Publication Date

July 16, 2014

Interview Summary

This interview is with Gary Figgins of Leonetti Cellars. The interview took place on July 16, 2014. Topics included Figgins’s family history as it relates to wine and Walla Walla, his involvement in the creation of the Walla Walla AVA, and the development of Walla Walla over the last century.  Figgins discusses the long history of Walla Walla as a former gold rush town, as well as his Italian heritage as it relates to his relationship with wine. He also discusses his participation in the creation of the Walla Walla AVA along with some of the other winery owners and winemakers in the area.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody and Melissa Alrin on July 16, 2014.

Comments

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 a grant from the Oregon Wine Board.