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.”

DAVID ADELSHEIM
EVAN BELLINGAR
JIM BERNAU
SUSAN SOKOL BLOSSER
SCOTT BURNS
ADAM AND PAT CAMPBELL
STEPHEN CARY
BEN CASTEEL
TERRY CASTEEL
DYSON AND SUSAN DEMARA
VERONIQUE BOSS-DROUHIN
DICK ERATH
PATTY GREEN
SCOTT HENRY
ALLEN HOLSTEIN
SUE HORSTMANN
KING ESTATE WINERY
DAVID AND JASON LETT
JASON LETT
JIM, MARTHA, AND JIMMY MARESH
MOE MOMTAZI
NICK PEIRANO
LYNN AND RON PENNER-ASH
HARRY PETERSON-NEDRY
DICK AND LUISA PONZI
MYRON REDFORD
ROLLIN SOLES
RICHARD SOMMER
BILL AND CATHY STOLLER
MILAN STOYANOV
DOUG TUNNELL
MIKE WISNOVSKY
KEN WRIGHT
LONNIE WRIGHT
CECIL ZERBA

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.

Nancy Ponzi
Luis Hernandez
Ronni Lacroute
Jesús Guillén
Mario Carbajal
Susan Sokol Blosser
Leda Garside

Women in Wine

This series looks at the role of women in the Oregon wine industry.

Lynn Penner-Ash
Remy Drabkin
Amy Wesselman

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. 

Dick and Nancy Ponzi
David Adelsheim
Dick Erath
Diana Lett
Susan Sokol Blosser
Myron Redford

Pinot Chronicles

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. 

Nick Peirano and Joan Drabkin
John and Joan Schindelar
Susan Sokol Blosser
Tom Hellie
Myron Redford and Vikki Wetle
Jason Stoller Smith
Jason Lett
Amy Wesselman
Dick and Nancy Ponzi
David Adelsheim
Anne Nisbet
Adam Campbell

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.

Pat Dudley
Veronique Boss-Drouhin
David Adelsheim
David Lett
Dick and Nancy Ponzi
Dick Erath
Harry Peterson-Nedry
Lynn Penner-Ash
Stephen Cary & Myron Redford
Susan Sokol Blosser
Terry Casteel

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.

Dick Erath
Asa Lewelling
Richard Sommer
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