This interview is with Lonnie Wright of The Pines 1852, and includes topics such as the history of his vineyard, his start in the wine industry, and the Columbia Gorge climate.  Wright talks about the long history of his vineyard, including the Sandoz family, one of the first grape-growing families in the area. He goes on to talk about how he came to have an interest in wine and winemaking and his interest in the history of his property and the Columbia Valley. He also discusses reviving the old vine Zinfandel vineyard, with roots that are over 100 years old.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at the Wrights’ home in the Dalles, Oregon on June 15, 2014.


This interview is with Lonnie Wright, founder and owner of The Pines 1852. Vineyards for The Pines 1852 are predominantly located in The Dalles, Oregon, with the tasting room located in Hood River. Wright talks about his experiences in the industry, varietals, and vineyard areas.

This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs on November 20, 2007.

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