Lonnie Wright

Interviewer

Woody, Rachael Cristine

Transcript

Link

Duration

55 minutes 48 seconds

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Interview Summary

This interview is with Lonnie Wright of The Pines 1852, and includes topics such as the history of his vineyard, his start in the wine industry, and the Columbia Gorge climate.  Wright talks about the long history of his vineyard, including the Sandoz family, one of the first grape-growing families in the area. He goes on to talk about how he came to have an interest in wine and winemaking and his interest in the history of his property and the Columbia Valley. He also discusses reviving the old vine Zinfandel vineyard, with roots that are over 100 years old.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at the Wright’s home in the Dalles, Oregon on June 15, 2014.

Comments

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.