Woody, Rachael Cristine

Salrin, Melissa


36 minutes 47 seconds


July 16, 2014

Interview Summary

This interview is with Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery and includes topics such as McKibben’s transition from the construction industry to wine, his involvement in the expansion of the Walla Walla AVA, and the uniqueness of the Walla Walla Valley as a grape-growing region.

McKibben discusses the role he played in the expansion of the Walla Walla AVA and his involvement in the Oregon Wine Board. He also covers how important the business and marketing sides of the wine industry are to the success of a winery and wine region.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody and Melissa Salrin on July 16, 2014.


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.