1 hour 26 minutes 10 seconds
Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology
Myron Redford moved to Amity, Oregon after learning winemaking in the early 1970s from Lloyd Woodburne and Neal Peck while working for them at the Associated Vintners Winery in Bellevue, Washington
In 1974, Redford and his partner Janis Checchia purchased an existing vineyard in Amity, Oregon. The original owners of the property had planted Pinot noir and Riesling vines in 1971 and 1972, and Redford “fell in love with the view and the way the vineyard was situated” (Myron Redford, July 2010). Redford built the winery himself in 1976, and while the winery was still under construction, he and Checchia produced Amity Vineyards’ first commercial wine.
In this interview, Myron Redford tells about his time in the industry, going into the details of the beginning, the ups and downs and what terroir means to him. Key industry events are discussed including IPNC and Steamboat Conference.
Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.