Richard Sommer

Interviewer

Miglavs, Janis

Document Type

Video File

Transcript

Link

Duration

1 hour 2 minutes 15 seconds

Publication Date

9-29-2007

Disciplines

Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology

Abstract

This interview is with Richard Sommer, widely acknowledged as the father of the Oregon wine industry who planted the first commercially-produced Pinot Noir. Sommer discusses what drew him to wine, what it was like to be a pioneer, coming to Oregon, and grape varietals.

For a shareable version of this video, please see the interview on YouTube.

Comments

The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations. These interviews were digitally migrated from Sony MiniDiscs and are audio only.

This project is supported in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.