1 hour 25 minutes 19 seconds
November 12, 2020
This interview between David Adelsheim and Marj and Ron Vuylsteke of Oak Knoll Winery is the fourth in a 10-part interview series entitled Founders’ Stories: Conversations with the 10 Founding Winemaking Families of Oregon’s North Willamette Valley. Founders’ Stories was produced by Adelsheim Vineyard to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
Ron was working at Tektronix and teaching others to be home winemakers in the late 1960s. Marj was selling wine at WineArt and bringing up their six kids. Their friends encouraged them to start making wine commercially. So, in 1970 they purchased an old 40’x120’ cow barn. They were making fruit into wine later that summer. By 1973, they had added wine grapes and became immersed in the growing wine industry. We talked with Ron and Marj at that original property on November 12, 2020.
Produced by Adelsheim Vineyard in partnership with Tucker Hamilton, Dane Sawyer, and Tristan Brillanceau-Lewis.
A 15 minute abridged version of this interview as well as the full-length podcast can found on the Adelsheim website: adelsheim.com/50years.