Phillip DeVito

Document Type


Date Range

circa 1960-1984


Viticulture and Oenology


This assortment of objects represents Phillip DeVito's wine expertise. DeVito's long Oregon wine career included being the maître d’hôtel and cellar master for the fine dining and wine program at Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon from 1972 to 1994.

The goblet was given to DeVito for his role in getting Salishan Lodge nominated as the 1986 Oregon Restaurant of the Year.

The silver cup was presented to DeVito as a Master Sommelier (or "Maestro") on June 1, 1975.

The key is a replica of an early wine cellar key, symbolic of DeVito's role as the keeper of the wine cellar.

The oval medallion is the 1967 Al C. Giusti Caviste Award, awarded by the Chefs de Cuisine Society of Oregon.

The tastevin (tasting cup) attached to the chain was used by DeVito throughout his career. Its purpose is for sampling wine at the table when helping customers decide on a selection.

The octagonal medallion attached to the tastevin chain is of unknown origin and meaning.


Collection Credit

Phillip DeVito Collection. Jereld R. Nicholson Library, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.

Donated by Janice DeVito, 2013.



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