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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


A multi-tiered fountain provides a focal point for the garden area at Alloro Vineyard in Sherwood, Oregon. This image was taken during an oral history interview with David Nemarnik and Tom Fitzpatrick on July 21, 2016. Nemarnik and Fitzpatrick were interviewed by Linfield College Archives staff Rich Schmidt.

David Nemarnik is the owner and vineyard manager at Alloro Vineyard (located on Laurel Ridge in the Chehalem Mountains), where Tom Fitzpatrick is the winemaker and general manager. Nemarnik planted the first vines for Alloro (Italian for 'laurel') in 1999. The Mediterranean-inspired winery and tasting room were completed in 2003. Fitzpatrick joined Alloro Vineyard in 2010 after working for wineries in Washington, New Zealand, Napa Valley, Burgundy, and Oregon.


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Oregon Wine History Archive. Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.


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