Woody, Rachael Cristine


54 minutes 43 seconds


June 13, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Pamela Frye and Richard Boyles of Iris Vineyards. In this interview, the couple discuss how they got into wine; Richard states it’s what “all good times are built around.” He then goes on to speak about why he decided to plant a vineyard due to his farming background, and his work history in international business. Pamela shares her history leading into wine as well. They then speak about how they found the property of Iris Vineyards and their grape growing philosophy of approaching the vineyard first as farmers. Richard then goes on to talk about how his passion for food and wine in the hospitality industry has influenced his role at Iris, and what makes the Eugene area unique. Towards the end of the interview, the couple discuss their proudest achievements, the future for Iris, what the secret is for a successful marriage and the future of the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at Iris Vineyards on June 13, 2019.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.