Wine Lectures


Linfield College Wine Lecture Series: History of the Vineyard

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1 hour 19 minutes 39 seconds

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Cultural History | History | United States History | Viticulture and Oenology


This talk grows out of a series of reports that winegrower Ken Wright commissioned author and journalist Jim Gullo to undertake. The reports explore the histories and land usages of the thirteen Willamette Valley (Oregon) vineyard properties that Wright farms and/or sources for his award-winning lineup of site-specific Pinot Noir wines. Since 2015, Gullo has researched and written about properties like the Freedom Hill Vineyard, Canary Hill Vineyard, Latchkey Vineyard, Abbott Claim Vineyard, and others. The properties are spread out across the valley and lie in several of Oregon's American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), including the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Ribbon Ridge AVA, Dundee Hills AVA, and Eola-Amity Hills AVA.


Sponsored by the Linfield College Office of the President and the Linfield College Wine Studies program.