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

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Historical Photos

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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

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