Norm McKibben


Woody, Rachael Cristine


Salrin, Melissa

Document Type

Video File


36 minutes 47 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 Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery. The interview took place on July 16, 2014 and included 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.

For a shareable version, 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.