Woody, Rachael Cristine

Salrin, Melissa




43 minutes 31 seconds


July 18, 2014

Interview Summary

This interview is with Gordy Venneri of Walla Walla Vintners. In this interview, Venneri talks about the community-oriented approach to winemaking in the Walla Walla Valley, Walla Walla Valley identity as a wine region, and Venneri’s advice to new winemakers.  HE also speaks about the close relationship shared by the older wineries in the area and recalls all the assistance they have provided for each other. He explores how this relationship may develop as even more wineries are started in the area.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody and Melissa Salrin on July 18, 2014.


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.