Schmidt, Rich


29 minutes 56 seconds


July 31, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Jerry Marshall of Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery. In this interview, Jerry talks about how he got into wine after originally being a pilot. He always admired the property, and his love for agriculture grew, so it was only natural that Oswego Hills Vineyard was created. Jerry speaks about how he got the property, his education at Chemeketa, and the process of learning the ins and outs of the industry. He goes on to discuss what appeals to him about vineyard work/farming, the history of the site, and why he loves the wine industry because of the many phases and jobs there are within it. Towards the end of the interview, Jerry touches on how the property is used as an event space for many different venues and changes he’s seen to the wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery on July 31, 2019.


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