This interview is with Ronni Lacroute, the founder of WillaKenzie Estate. During the interview, she talks about the early days in the Willamette Valley, the founding of the winery and selling wine in Oregon. Ronni also discusses being on the Board of Trustees at Linfield College and her passion for the arts.

This interview, by Rich Schmidt and Stephanie Hofmann, took place in Nicholson Library at Linfield College on March 17, 2017.


Ronni Lacroute is the co-founder of WillaKenzie Estate. Along with operating WillaKenzie Estate, she was also a very active community member and an advocate for the arts. She was interviewed as part of the “Beyond the Vines” project with the Linfield College Center for the Northwest.

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