Valley View Winery is located near Jacksonville in the Rogue Valley AVA. The original Valley View was established by Peter Britt in the 1850s but closed with Britt’s death in 1906. The name was restored by the Wisnovsky family in 1972 for their winery located near Britt’s original site in the Applegate Valley.
The Applegate Valley is one of the warmest grape-growing areas in Oregon, and Valley View features warm climate wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Syrah and Tempranillo. For more information, please refer to the Valley View Winery website.
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Mark and Mike Wisnovsky of Valley View Winery. The interview took place at Valley View Winery on August 1, 2013 and covered topics including the Wisnovskys’ late father, Frank, different marketing strategies, and the necessity of continuous experimentation in the vineyard and winery.