Shelley Doerner Wetherell and Mike Wetherell


Woody, Rachael Cristine

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29 minutes 22 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Shelley Doerner Wetherell and Mike Wetherell, Doerner family descendants and vineyard owners. The interview took place at the home of the Wetherells on June 7, 2013 and covers early wine industry history in Douglas County, as well as Doerner family history.

In the interview, the Wetherells explain the development of winemaking in their family as well as their thoughts on the evolution of the wine industry from early Oregon pioneer days to the present.

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


This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Wine Board.

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

The interview questions were cut from this video due to microphone interference. Instead, the questions are displayed at pauses in the video.