The Early Years of Oregon Wine


4 minutes 59 seconds

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Interview Summary

This video primarily features Willamette Valley winery owners talking about the early years. They discuss their beginnings, what other occupations they were holding at the time, deciding to plant in Oregon, finding land in the Willamette Valley, and making the first plantings. The video features interviews with Dick Erath of Knudsen Erath Winery, David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard, Diana Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards, Myron Redford of Amity Vineyards, Susan Sokol Blosser of Sokol Blosser Winery, and Dick and Nancy Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards.


The Linfield Center for the Northwest thanks all who participated in this film for the opportunity to learn about the experiences that have made the Willamette wine-growing region what it is today.


Interviewer, Jeff Peterson ; video editing, filming, and sound, Barrett Dahl ; filming and sound, Mark Pederson ; video editing, Colleen Williams