Plaisance Ranch is in Williams Valley, west of Jacksonville in the Rogue Valley AVA. It has been a working ranch since 1858 and the Ginet family has been making wine since the early 1900s. It is known both for its quality organic beef and its warm climate varietals.
Plaisance Ranch produces Merlot, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cabernet franc and Tempranillo, among other varieties. For more information, please refer to the Plaisance Ranch Winery website.
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Joseph (Joe) Ginet and Suzanne (Suzi) Ginet, Ginet family descendants and vineyard owners. The interview took place at Plaisance Ranch on August 2, 2013 and covered history topics including the early wine industry history in Jacksonville, Oregon, as well as Ginet family history.
This collection of photographs was taken during an oral history interview with Joe and Suzi Ginet conducted for the Oregon Wine History Archive in August 2013.