This interview is with Mary Bjelland of Bjelland Winery and covers topics including early wine industry history in Douglas County and Paul and Mary Bjelland’s involvement in the industry.  The interview focuses on Paul Bjelland’s creation and involvement in early regional associations and events, such as “Greatest of the Grape.” Mary Bjelland also recalls specific tasks that she was in charge of at Bjelland Winery, including taking care of the animals, blending the berry wines, and running the Bjelland tasting room.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at the Douglas County (Oregon) Museum on June 4, 2013.

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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 Bjelland
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