George Abdill

Document Type

News Article

Date Range

circa 1971-1979


Viticulture and Oenology


Douglas County Museum curator George Abdill chronicles the history of grape growing in the region, including the first families: Applegate, Von Passl, and Doerner. Abdill speculates there is still missing information about the history of Oregon wine, and he posits that Southern Oregon could be a substantial contributor to the Oregon wine industry. The article is accompanied by a photograph that includes members of the Von Passl and Doerner families.


Collection Credit

Mary Bjelland. Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. Courtesy of Mary Bjelland, 2013.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Wine Board.


Permission for online access granted by the Roseburg News-Review. Refer to Terms of Use for work posted in DigitalCommons@Linfield.



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