Charles and Della Henderson Collection

Charles (Chuck) Henderson was one of the first to plant vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA. With assistance from Dr. Walter Clore, Henderson planted vineyards in White Salmon, Washington.


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Chuck and Della Henderson. The interview took place at their home in White Salmon, Washington on June 12, 2014. Topics include the history of wine in Hood River, Chuck Henderson’s role in the Oregon wine industry, and the dynamic between Oregon and Washington wineries.