Bjelland Winery Collection

Bjelland Vineyards was located east of Roseburg, Oregon in the Umpqua Valley AVA. Established in 1969 by Paul and Mary Bejlland, it was one of the first vineyards established in the area. Paul, the winemaker, worked carefully on the vines, often with help from the couple’s sons, and Mary ran the the tasting room and blended the fruit wines. Bjelland’s most common varietals were White Riesling, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Mary Bjelland of Bjelland Winery. The interview took place at the Douglas County (Oregon) Museum on June 4, 2013 and covered topics including early wine industry history in Douglas County and Paul and Mary Bjelland’s involvement in the industry.

Interview Photos

Bjelland_snapshot01   Bjelland_snapshot02   Bjelland_snapshot03   Bjelland_snapshot04

Bjelland_snapshot05   Bjelland_snapshot06   Bjellandoh001.jpg

Historical Photos

Bjelland005   Bjelland015   Bjelland003   Bjelland004Bjelland013


Bjelland001   Bjelland002   Bjelland007   Bjelland010   Bjelland011   Bjelland011   

Bjelland014   Bjelland016   Bjelland017   Bjelland020   Bjelland021   Bjelland022   Bjelland023

Bjelland025   Bjelland028   Bjelland029   Bjelland030   Bjelland031   bjelland032

Bjelland033   Bjelland034   Bjelland035   Bjelland037   Bjelland038   Bjelland039  

Bjelland041   Bjelland043   Bjelland044   Bjelland045   Bjelland048  

Bjelland049   Bjelland052   Bjelland053   Bjelland054   Bjelland055   Bjelland056

1972 Oregon Vineyards Directory Article

At Bjelland Vineyards Outlook Is Exciting Article

Bjelland Awaits Anniversary Article

Bjelland Vineyards Advertisement

Bjelland Vineyards Plans Grand Opening Article

Douglas County Wineries Article

Food Pairings for Bjelland Wines Article

History of OWGA Is Noted Article

Letter from Oregon Governor Tom McCall to Paul Bjelland

Letter from United States Representative John Dellenback to Paul

Overview of Bjelland Vineyards Article

Production of Dry Table Wines Zooming Article

Quality Goal at Bjelland Vineyards Article

Rock Marks Vineyard Site Article

Roseburg Area Ideal for Growth of Wine Industry Article

Roseburg Wine Praised Article

Wine Growing Has Had Role in County History Article