Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Oregon Wine Industry Collection, 1937-2011

Scope and Content Note

The Oregon Wine Industry Collection documents the wine industry and winemaking in Oregon and includes clippings, winery newsletters and guides, publications, and ephemera. Newsletters from Tyee Wine Cellars (Corvallis), Springhill Cellars Winery (Albany), Foris Vineyards Winery (Cave Junction), Bellfountain Cellars (Corvallis), Hinman Vineyards/Silvan Ridge (Eugene), and Serendipity Cellars Winery (Monmouth) are included.

Individual winery guides and brochures, guides for counties (Benton and Yamhill) and regions (Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon), as well as state-wide guides are part of the collection. Information about the public stock offering by the Willamette Valley Vineyards (Turner) is also included.

Publications include Technical Notes for Oregon Wine Growers and Wine Makers issued in July 1975 by Oregon State University Extension Specialist for Small Fruits, Ralph H. Garren, Jr., and Extension Food Technologist, Howard P. Milleville; A Report on Wine Tasting No. 4 (July 1975) prepared by H.Y. Yang of the Department of Food Science and Technology; and Vineyard Site Selection in Linn and Benton Counties (circa 1992) by the Department of Horticulture.

A 1937 letter from Philip M. Wagner to Mr. Warren answers questions about winemaking and grape selection.

Ephemeral items include a 1988 bottle label from the Silver Falls Winery; a 1997 map, The Wine Appellations of Oregon, published by the Oregon Wine Marketing Coalition; and a drawing of the Willamette Valley Vineyards.

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