Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 3 minutes 37 seconds


June 12, 2018

Interview Summary

This interview is with Jimmy Leyden 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 acquired 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 on June 12, 2018.


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