Jimmy Leyden

Interviewer

Schmidt, Rich

Duration

1 hour 3 minutes 37 seconds

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

Interview Summary

This interview is with Jimmy Leyden, owner of Courting Hill Vineyard. In this interview, conducted on Jimmy’s 97th birthday, he discusses how he found himself in the wine industry in Oregon. Jimmy discusses how he aquired the land for his vineyard, as well as the wide array of occupations he held: from a musician to jingle maker, to selling Christmas trees, and finally transitioning to growing gapes.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Jimmy’s home in Banks, Oregon on June 12, 2018.

Comments

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