Adelsheim, David


1 hour 10 minutes 36 seconds


October 5, 2020


This interview between David Adelsheim and Ginny Adelsheim of Charles Coury Winery is the 10th 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.

From David Adelsheim: Our long-awaited final interview in this series is with Ginny Adelsheim. Ginny and I founded Adelsheim Vineyard in 1971 when we purchased our first property. Or maybe it was in 1972 when we planted the first grapes there. Or in 1976 when we first made a tiny amount of wine from those grapes. Or in 1978 when we made our first commercial wine. Well, you can see the problem a small estate winery has in coming up with an actual “founding date.”
However, we can certainly agree that Adelsheim Vineyard was established during a different era in America, when an idealization of going back to the land, a vision of a lifestyle focused on wine, and faith in one’s own abilities could stand-in for a business plan.


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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