This interview is with Bill Fuller, who co-founded Tualatin Vineyards in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1973. The company made many award winning wines during Fuller’s twenty-six years of operation. In 1997, Fuller sold the business to Willamette Valley Vineyards. After selling, he continued to be involved in the industry, working with Willamette Valley Vineyards, Cooper Mountain Vineyards, and McMenamins. In this interview, Fuller shares how he got into the wine industry and many of his experiences throughout his life. He talks about some of his important relationships made during his time in the industry, as well as what he foresees in the coming years for Oregon wine.
This interview was conducted by Camille Weber and Rich Schmidt at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library on August 11, 2015.