Viticulture and Oenology
In 1977, the Table Wine Research Advisory Board (WAB) created a tax purely on grapes for a period of four years. After the WAB turned into the Oregon Wine Board, a decision was made in 1981 to increase the tax on grapes. Here, Oregon Governor Victor G. Atiyeh signs the legislation to increase the tax.
(left to right): Myron Redford, Bill Nelson, Scott Henry, State Senator Tony Meeken, Dick Erath, Governor Victor G. Atiyeh, Ben Mafit, Richard Sommer, Marjorie Vuylsteke, Ronald Vuylsteke, unidentified woman
Unknown, "Winegrowers with Governor Atiyeh, 1981" (1981). Willamette Valley Archival Photos - Erath. Image. Submission 11.