The following collections of interviews have been donated to the Oregon Wine History Archive over the years. These can all be found on our interviews page and are also collected here.
Janis Miglavs Collection
Janis Miglavs is an internationally renowned adventure travel photographer. He conducted the interviews in this collection for his 2008 book Oregon: The Taste of Wine, which features photographs and interviews encompassing the state’s wine industry. Miglavs conducted more than 80 audio interviews for the book.
According to Miglavs, “Contrary to the title, this book is not really about wine. Rather it’s about an extraordinary group of individuals who, for some reason, happened to come together in this place called Oregon to create something world-class. It’s about their individual and collective energy, their values, their passion, their vision, and their humanness.”
American Wine Story Collection
These interviews were conducted for the production of American Wine Story, a 2014 documentary made by Three Crows Media. David Baker of Three Crows donated the footage.
Beyond the Vines
Beyond the Vines focuses on Latinos in the Oregon wine industry. The Latino contributions to this industry have not previously been fully explored. This project examines the impact of Latinos in the Oregon wine community. Key themes – migration stories, work in the vineyards, career success, the ¡Salud! program, and life beyond the vineyards – are explored in order to tell the story of Latino contributions within the Oregon wine industry.
Women in Wine
This series looks at the role of women in the Oregon wine industry.
Bringing Vines to the Valley
Bringing Vines to the Valley tells the story of early winemakers in the Willamette Valley, from approximately 1965 to 1980.
This project was a 25-minute documentary video on the history and development of the International Pinot Noir Celebration. A focal point for the wine industry, the IPNC is significant to the economic and cultural life of the Yamhill Valley and the state of Oregon. The event has special importance for Linfield College, which has hosted the IPNC since its inception in 1987.
Oregon Pinot Camp
Fifty of Oregon’s top wineries join together annually in June for Oregon Pinot Camp, the ultimate opportunity for members of the wine trade to meet the faces behind the labels. This project talks about the creation of the unique event.
Oregon Historical Society
The Oregon Historical Society conducted a series of interviews with people in the Oregon wine industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These interviews are available through the OHS website and they have graciously permitted them to be included here.