Joe and Suzi Ginet


Woody, Rachael Cristine

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Video File




37 minutes 9 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Joseph (Joe) Ginet and Suzanne (Suzi) Ginet, Ginet family descendants and vineyard owners. The interview took place at Plaisance Ranch in Williams, Oregon on August 2, 2013 and covered history topics including the early wine industry history in Jacksonville, Oregon, as well as Ginet family history.

The Ginets recount their grandfather’s history of immigrating to America and making his home in Jacksonville, Oregon, where he planted and created Plaisance Winery. The interview focuses on the early family history in wine and how the Ginets’ involvement in the wine industry has evolved.

For a shareable version of the video, please see the interview on YouTube.


This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Wine Board.

The Southern Oregon oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.