Bob McRitchie Collection

Bob McRitchie put his background in biology to work, working in a laboratory for the California wine industry before being hired as the winemaker at Sokol Blosser Winery in Dayton, Oregon in 1977. He spent the rest of his career in the Oregon wine industry before retiring in McMinnville, Oregon.


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody with Bob McRitchie. The interview took place at McRitchie’s home on March 3, 2015 and covered topics including his time as winemaker at Sokol Blosser Winery, his involvement in the industry, and how Oregon’s wine industry has grown.


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