Gary Fuqua Interview
38 minutes 57 seconds
Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Gary Fuqua of Fuqua Vineyards. The interview took place at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon on May 6, 2019.
Gary Fuqua is the founder of Fuqua Vineyards. In this interview, Fuqua discusses how he got into wine grapes, his various roles in the wine industry, and how he managed his grapes. Interested in the farming and economic aspects of the industry, Fuqua describes his grape-growing philosophy and talks about the education he received at the University of California, Davis. Fuqua also discusses how his life still revolves around the wine business, even in retirement. He speaks about the “mystique” that makes wine so great and diverse, the Fuqua terroir (Red Hills, Jory soil, volcanic), and his perspective on the future of Oregon wine.
Fuqua, Gary, "Gary Fuqua Interview" (2019). Browse All Willamette Valley Oral History Interviews. Video File. Submission 93.