This interview is with Allen Holstein, the original owner of Holstein Vineyards and Vineyard Manager of many acclaimed vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Allen talks about the early years in the wine industry and working with some of the most prominent characters at the time. He also speaks about the challenges that the industry will have to face in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Allen Holstein’s house on September 27, 2017.


This interview is with Allen Holstein, who has been involved in multiple vineyards over the years and is currently the president of Holstein Vineyards, established in 1984. Holstein discusses the qualities of different Pinot Noirs, learning from his mistakes, and experiences from his time in the industry.

This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs on October 1, 2007.

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Correspondence with Biltmore Estate
Crochad Grape Tonnager 1987-89
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