Jimmy Leyden Interview
1 hour 3 minutes 38 seconds
Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Jimmy Leyden of Courting Hill Vineyard. The interview took place at Leyden's home in Banks, Oregon on June 12, 2018. Rob Stuart of R. Stuart & Co. Winery also attended the interview.
Jimmy Leyden is the owner of Courting Hill Vineyard. In this interview, conducted on Leyden's 97th birthday, Leyden discusses how he wound up in the wine industry in Oregon. He talks about how he acquired the land for his vineyard, as well as the wide array of occupations he held (from musician and jingle maker to selling Christmas trees) before finally transitioning to growing grapes.
Leyden, Jimmy, "Jimmy Leyden Interview" (2018). Browse All Willamette Valley Oral History Interviews. Video File. Submission 55.