Rollin and Corby Soles


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 52 minutes 45 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Rollin and Corby Soles, owners of ROCO Winery. In this interview, the couple discusses how they found themselves in the wine industry. Rollin talks about the various places he worked and how he traveled around the world working in the wine industry, and later settling down permanently to the Willamette Valley. The couple discusses why they chose to make sparkling wine, chardonnay, and later pinot noir. They talk about their decision to start ROCO and the reasons why this vineyard is so unique.  Rollin and Corby later go on to speak about their winemaking and marketing philosophies, the future of ROCO, and finally the future of the Oregon Wine Industry itself.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at ROCO Winery on August 8th, 2018.


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