Weisinger Family Winery Collection

Weisinger Family Winery was established in 1988 in Ashland, Oregon in the Rogue Valley AVA. Founder John Weisinger first planted the vineyards in 1978 in an area where warm and cool climate varietals would have a chance to flourish.

The first vines planted were Gewürztraminer, followed by Pinot noir, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, and Bordeaux. The winery also produces Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. For more information, please refer to the Weisinger Family Winery website.

This collection is a work in progress and will eventually include a video interview and photographs.


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Eric Weisinger of Weisinger Family Winery. The interview took place at Weisinger Family Winery on July 30, 2013 and covered topics including early wine industry history in the Rogue Valley, the leadership transition at Weisinger Family Winery from John to Eric Weisinger, and John and Eric Weisinger’s involvement in the industry.


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