Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 36 minutes 13 seconds


January 22, 2021


This interview is with Ginny Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard. In this interview, Ginny speaks about her journey of buying land in the Willamette Valley, building a house, and starting a vineyard. She discusses why they began making wine and what their business was like through the years. She shares photos of the vineyard, the winetasting room, and the people who operated it. She also describes designing labels for their products and her various art adventures. She includes several images of her artwork in the interview.

She talks about the many people she’s met while working in this industry. She emphasizes the role of the environment and the importance of making sustainable decisions. Finally, she speaks about appreciating art, music, and the beautiful things in life.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Ginny Adelsheim’s home on January 22, 2021.


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