Phillip DeVito

Document Type


Date Range

circa 1960-1984


Viticulture and Oenology


This image shows an assortment of Phillip DeVito's awards, honors, and wine status symbols. The medallion indicates his membership in the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine of Oregon. It was presented to DeVito in 1992 for "Outstanding Service to Oregon Wines."

The wine opener (in the red case) was given for DeVito's participation in the 10th Annual Classic Wines Auction, a benefit sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services. The Portland law firm of Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson, Kurshner & Yates, P.C. gave away the openers.

The wine opener in the green case was given to DeVito for attending a Wine Spectator conference in New York. It was a gift from Hugh Johnson, one of the world's most well-known wine writers.

The red and gold lapel pin is from the Oregon Wine Brotherhood, which replaced the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine of Oregon.

The key is symbolic of the "cellarmaster": the keeper of the wine cellar. This is a replica of a ceremonial cellar key.


Collection Credit

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

Donated by Janice DeVito, 2013.



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