Schmidt, Rich




33 minutes 41 seconds


June 10, 2019

Interview SUMMARY

This interview is with Vivian Weber of Weber Vineyards. In this interview, Vivian speaks about how she got into the Oregon Wine Industry after her husband insisted on coming to Oregon from Boston. She states that “none of us knew what we were doing,” but managed to plant and sell their grapes under the guidance of Dick Erath. Vivian then goes on to speak about how the industry is so collaborative where “everybody helped everybody else,” and it was the same passion that allowed for this collaborative industry to form. Towards the end of the interview, she speaks about the changes she has witnessed of the Oregon Wine Industry, her proudest accomplishment that she was a part of a vision that the pioneers had for the area, as well as her hopes for its future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on June 10, 2019.


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