Bringing Vines to the Valley Oral Histories


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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This video features the early wine-growing community and discusses the camaraderie that was present during the early years of making wine in the Willamette Valley. Interviewees discuss sharing equipment with one another, the wine-growing program instituted at the University of California, Davis, as well as the impact that their community had on the wine-growing industry's global community. The video features interviews with Dick Erath of Knudsen Erath Winery, David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard, Diana Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards, Myron Redford of Amity Vineyards, Susan Sokol Blosser of Sokol Blosser Winery, and Dick and Nancy Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards.


The Linfield Center for the Northwest thanks all who participated in this film for the opportunity to learn about the experiences that have made the Willamette wine-growing region what it is today.


Interviewer, Jeff Peterson ; video editing, filming, and sound, Barrett Dahl ; filming and sound, Mark Pederson ; video editing, Colleen Williams


7 minutes 4 seconds