In 2014, the Oregon Wine Board sponsored a Linfield College project to conduct a history survey of the Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla AVAs. A large portion of the grant project focused on "Pioneer Profiles," and the result is a collection of oral history interviews with the Columbia and Walla Walla wine industry's modern-day wine pioneers. An oral history interview gathers and preserves the memories and voices of participants in important historical events.

This collection contains oral history interviews from Walla Walla wine industry members. Content includes video interviews that range from about 25 minutes to an hour. This portion of the project was supported in part by Linfield College's partners: The History Museum of Hood River County and the Penrose Library Archives at Whitman College.


Submissions from 2014

Lynne Chamberlain Interview, Lynne Chamberlain

Marty Clubb Interview, Marty Clubb

Gary Figgins Interview, Gary Figgins

Vicky and Casey McClellan Interview, Vicky McClellan and Casey McClellan

Norm McKibben Interview, Norm McKibben

Doug Roskelley Interview, Doug Roskelley

Darcey and Rick Small Interview, Darcey Small and Rick Small

Gordy Venneri Interview, Gordy Venneri