This interview is with Alan Mitchell of Territorial Vineyards and Wine Company. In this interview, Alan speaks about finding wine completely by accident and sticking with the industry even though it wasn’t what he had planned or expected.

He talks about his working in developing vineyards and transitioning into winemaking as well, and about the establishment and growth of Territorial, as well as the changes and evolution he’s seen in the Oregon wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Alan’s home in Junction City on July 29, 2022.


This oral history interview is with Ray Walsh of Capitello Wines. Ray talks about growing up in New Zealand, discovering an enthusiasm for wine production in Europe, and then pursuing wine education and eventually coming to Oregon.

He then talks about working at King Estate, starting his own label and working on a variety of other projects. He also talks about the changes he’s seen in Oregon and how he’s handled the past couple difficult years.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Territorial Vineyards and Wine Company in Eugene on March 10, 2022.