Bradley Vineyards is located in Elkton, which, since 2013, is a sub-appellation of the Umpqua Valley AVA. John and Bonnie Bradley began planting the site’s 25 acres in 1983.
Elkton, located northwest of Roseburg on the Umpqua River, has a marine-cooled climate, and Bradley Vineyards produces Pinot noir, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling in addition to Baco noir. For more information, please refer to the Bradley Vineyards website.
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with John Bradley of Bradley Vineyards. The interview took place at Bradley Vineyards on June 7, 2013 and covered topics including early wine industry history in the Umpqua Valley, John Bradley’s involvement in the industry, and the designation of Elkton as Oregon’s newest AVA (in 2013).