Steve and Kelley Styring Interview



Schmidt, Rich

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1 hour 39 minutes 55 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Steve and Kelley Styring of Styring Vineyards. The interview took place at Styring Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon on August 2, 2019.

Steve and Kelley Styring are co-founders and winemakers at Styring Vineyards. In this interview, the Styrings talk about how they got into wine after falling in love with Oregon and eventually moving there. They share how they chose the property they reside on, moving from Dallas to Oregon, and how they tread slowly on their path to build an authentic life for themselves and their children. Steve describes the process of learning winemaking and grape growing, as well as what he hopes people take away from their wine. Towards the end of the interview, Kelley touches on their wine label derived from the Styring family crest, changes she's seen in the area as well as the Oregon wine industry, the challenges of being a small business in a rural location, the future of Styring Vineyards, and some of their proudest moments of being in the industry.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.

The video of this interview has been replaced with a slide show of images because of problems with the video feed.