Stephen Cary is the winemaker at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon. Cary has left many impressive marks on the wine industry during his time thus far, including founding the Steamboat Conference and organizing the Burgundy Challenge. He knew early on that a normal 9-5 job was not the right path for him and has since been involved in the industry as a wine seller, buyer, and winemaker. Cary makes his wine with the philosophy that the grapes tell him how to deal with them. Cary thinks that Oregon's terroir is a significant aspect that differentiates Oregon's wines from other parts of the world.
This collection contains historical documents Stephen Cary has written about the Steamboat Conference and the Burgundy Challenge, an oral history interview, and photographs taken the day of the interview.