In 2014, the Oregon Wine Board sponsored a Linfield College project to conduct a history survey of the Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla AVAs. A large portion of the grant project focused on "Pioneer Profiles," and the result is a collection of oral history interviews with the Columbia and Walla Walla wine industry's modern-day wine pioneers. An oral history interview gathers and preserves the memories and voices of participants in important historical events.
This collection contains oral history interviews from Columbia Valley and Columbia Gorge wine industry members. Content includes video interviews that range from about 30 to 75 minutes. This portion of the project was supported in part by Linfield College's partners: The History Museum of Hood River County and the Penrose Library Archives at Whitman College.
Submissions from 2016
Rick Ensminger Interview, Rick Ensminger
Submissions from 2014
Steve Bickford, Don Bickford, and John Stehlik Interview, Steve Bickford, Don Bickford, and John Stehlik
Rich Cushman Interview, Rich Cushman
Don Graves Interview, Don Graves
Chuck and Della Henderson Interview, Chuck Henderson and Della Henderson
Bob Morus Interview, Bob Morus and Bill Swain
Bill Swain Interview, Bill Swain and Bob Morus
Lonnie Wright Interview, Lonnie Wright