Terry Brandborg


Woody, Rachael Cristine

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Video File




22 minutes 10 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 Terry Brandborg of Brandborg Vineyard & Winery. The interview took place at Brandborg Vineyard & Winery on June 7, 2013, and covered topics including Terry Brandborg’s involvement in the industry and the designation of Elkton as Oregon’s newest AVA (in 2013).

The interview gives insight into Brandborg’s search for the right climate and land for making Pinot, settling on Oregon, and provides speculation on the differences of making wine in California versus Oregon. Brandborg focuses on Elkton’s community involvement, the larger Umpqua region, and how “Oregon” is part of the marketing strategy for selling wine.

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.