Lynne Chamberlain


Woody, Rachael Cristine


Salrin, Melissa

Document Type

Video File


45 minutes 22 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody and Whitman College archivist Melissa Salrin with Lynne Chamberlain of Spofford Station. The interview took place on July 17, 2014 and included topics such as Chamberlain’s move from education to winemaking, her family roots in Walla Walla, and why she made the move from growing mint to growing grapes.

Chamberlain discusses growing up in Walla Walla in a third-generation farming family and why she returned after leaving Walla Walla for college. She also talks about the origins of her “Cabernet Cows” and their relation to grapes and wine.

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


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

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