Woody, Rachael Cristine




32 minutes 18 seconds


June 4, 2013

Interview Summary

This interview is with Mary Bjelland of Bjelland Winery and covers topics including early wine industry history in Douglas County and Paul and Mary Bjelland’s involvement in the industry.  The interview focuses on Paul Bjelland’s creation and involvement in early regional associations and events, such as “Greatest of the Grape.” Mary Bjelland also recalls specific tasks that she was in charge of at Bjelland Winery, including taking care of the animals, blending the berry wines, and running the Bjelland tasting room.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at the Douglas County (Oregon) Museum on June 4, 2013.


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.