Oregon Wine History Transcripts


Dick Erath


Peterson, Jeff D.

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This document is a transcription of the interview with winemaker Dick Erath conducted by Jeff D. Peterson on July 8, 2010 as part of the Oregon Wine History Project™. Dick Erath discusses the early days of the Oregon wine industry and gives his personal account of how he came to grow grapes and produce wines in the Willamette Valley. Assisting in the production of this interview were videographers Barrett Dahl and Mark Pederson; exhibit and collections coordinators Barrett Dahl, Sara Juergensen, and Keni Sturgeon (faculty advisor); and project historical researchers Dulce Kersting and Lissa Wadewitz (faculty advisor). The duration of the interview is 57 minutes and 42 seconds.


Thank you to Dick Erath who provided corrections and additional information for the transcript.


Schwarz, Maria; Vandercar, Mallory


Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology



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