Guide to the Oregon Wine Archives Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon Historical Society
Title: Oregon Wine Archives
Dates: 1972-2010 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.64 cubic feet (2 document cases and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: Coll 50
Summary: This collection, created by the Oregon Historical Society, contains ephemera relating to the wine and spirits industry in Oregon. Included are clippings, brochures, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, wine labels, business cards, posters, programs, bulletins, and monographs, relating to wines, their production and marketing, relevant issues, and affiliated industries. Most of the materials date from circa 1972-2002.
Repository: Oregon Historical Society
Research Library

1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040

Languages: Materials in the collection are inEnglish 

Historical Note

The Oregon Historical Society began collecting materials relating to the wine industry in the 1990s, in recognition of the economic and cultural significance of the industry to the state of Oregon. This collection contains materials donated to the Oregon Wine Archives by individuals in the wine and spirits industry, as well as items collected by Oregon Historical Society staff.

Content Description

This collection was created by the Oregon Historical Society in an effort to gather together ephemera relating to the wine and spirits industry in Oregon collected under the Society's Oregon Wine Archives initiative. Included in the collection are clippings, brochures, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, wine labels, business cards, posters, programs, bulletins, and monographs, relating to wines, their production and marketing, relevant issues, and affiliated industries. Most of the materials date from circa 1972-2002.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use :  

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation :  

Oregon Wine Archives, Coll 50, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged in the following series:

  • Series A: General materials, 1975-2002
  • Series B: Promotional materials - Wineries and Distilleries, 1972-2002
  • Series C: Publications, 1974-2010

Acquisition Information :  

The collection was assembled from a variety of sources by the Oregon Historical Society. Provenance can be traced from accession numbers on some individual items. Includes library accessions 23670, 23996, 24070, and 24126.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  General materials, 1975-2002
9 folders (0.11 cubic feet)
1/1 Clippings, 1995
1/2 Events, 1993-2002
Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Wine Barrel Auction, 1993; Oregon Wines: Locally Grown, Internationally Known, 1998; Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, 1999; Nehalem Bay Winery event with Ken Kesey, 1999; Oregon 'Pioneers' Tasting, 1999 (photocopy, annotated); McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, 2000; Vintage Oregon: The Best of Oregon Food and Wine, 2002.
ov. 1 "Oregon Chardonnay - That was then, this is now" placemat for wine tasting, from Oregon Wines: Locally Grown, Internationally Known event, Oregon History Center, 1998 November 2
1/3 Related industry, 1998-1999; , undated
Grape Escape Winery Tours; Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, 1998; Vista Balloon Adventures; John DiMaio Photography exhibit, 1999
1/4 Environmental issues, undated
1/5 Introductory Viticulture Seminar, North Willamette Region, Oregon Winegrowers Association, McMinnville, 1989 March 4
1/6 Oregon State Department of Agriculture list of nurseries producing Oregon Certified Grape Nursery Stock, 1975 April
1/7 "Vineyard Establishment Costs," by Gary L. Fuqua (typescript), undated
1/8 "Wine Making at Home," by H. Y. Yang (typescript), 1972

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Series B:  Promotional materials - Wineries and Distilleries, 1972-2002
58 folders (0.35 cubic feet)
Arranged alphabetically by winery or distillery name.
1/9 Adelsheim Vineyard, Newberg, circa 1996
1/10 Amity Vineyards, Amity, undated
1/11 Antica Terra Winery, Portland, undated
1/12 Archery Summit, Dayton, 1996-1997; , undated
1/13 Argyle Winery, Dundee, 1998 Summer
1/14 Autumn Wind Vineyard, Newberg, undated
1/15 Benton-Lane Vineyard and Winery, Monroe, undated
1/16 Bethel Heights Vineyard, Salem, 1998 November
1/17 Bjelland Vineyards, Roseburg, 1972 May
1/18 Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery, Cave Junction, undated
1/19 Broadly Vineyards, Monroe, 2002
1/20 Callahan Ridge Winery, Roseburg, undated
1/21 Chateau Benoit Winery, Carlton, circa 2000
1/22 Chateau Bianca Winery, Dallas, circa 1997
1/23 Chateau Lorane, Lorane, undated
1/24 Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Beaverton, 1998-1999
1/25 Domaine Drouhin, Dundee, undated
1/26 Duck Pond Cellars, Dundee, 1999
1/27 Elk Cove Vineyards, Gaston, undated
1/28 Eola Hills Wine Cellars, Rickreall, undated
1/29 Erath Vineyards, Dundee, circa 1996
1/30 The Eyrie Vineyards, Dundee, 1974 December 3; , circa 1997
1/31 Firesteed Corporation, Seattle (Wash.), circa 1999
1/32 Foris Vineyards Winery, Cave Junction, 1998; , undated
1/33 Golden Valley Vineyards, Golden Valley Brewery and Pub, McMinnville, undated
1/34 Griffin Creek, Ashland, 1998 October; , undated
1/35 Henry Estate, Umpqua, undated
1/36 Hillcrest Vineyard, Roseburg, 1974
ov. 1 Hinman Vineyards, Eugene, 1987 July 11
1/37 Hood River Vineyards, Hood River, undated
1/38 Japan American Beverage Company, Forest Grove, circa 1998
1/39 King Estate, Eugene, undated
1/40 Kramer Vineyards, Gaston, undated
1/41 LaVelle Vineyards, Elmira, undated
1/42 Meriwether Wines, Veneta, 2002
1/43 Montinore Vineyards, Forest Grove, undated
1/44 Mystic Mountain Vineyards, McMinnville, undated
1/45 Ponzi Vineyards, Beaverton, undated
1/46 Raptor Ridge Winery, Carlton, undated
1/47 Redhawk Vineyard, Salem, 1998 October 30
1/48 Andrew Rich, Vintner (Tabula Rasa), Carlton, undated
1/49 St. Innocent Ltd., Salem, undated
1/50 St. Josef's Wine Cellar, Canby, undated
1/51 Secret House Vineyards, Veneta, undated
1/52 Serendipity Cellars, Monmouth, undated
1/53 Seven Hills Vineyard, Milton-Freewater, 1996
1/54 Silvan Ridge - Hinman Vineyards, Eugene, 1990-1997
1/55 Silver Falls Winery, Sublimity, undated
1/56 Tualatin Estate, Forest Grove, undated
1/57 Tyee Wine Cellars, Corvallis, undated
1/58 Valley View Vineyard, Jacksonville, undated
1/59 Westry Wine Company, Dundee, undated
1/60 Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner, 1998
1/61 Witness Tree Vineyards, Salem, undated
1/62 Yamhill Valley Vineyards, McMinnville, undated
1/63 Other wineries, undated
Business cards for Chehalem (Newberg), Cuneo Cellars (Amity), La Garza Cellars and Gourmet Kitchen (Roseburg), and Lange Winery (Dundee).
1/64 Wineries -- Unidentified, 1989
Wine labels for The Oregon Collection, Oregon White Riesling
1/65 Distilleries -- Brandy Peak Distillery (Brookings) and Clear Creek Distillery (Portland), undated

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Series C:  Publications, 1974-2010
1 document case (0.18 cubic feet)
Arranged alphabetically by name of publication or publisher.
2/1 Discover Oregon Wineries, Oregon Winegrowers Association , 1989-1998
2/2 The Goodgrape Grower, Yakima (Wash.), 1974 July 15
2/3 "Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country," Willamette Valley Wineries Association, Portland, 2008 May 24-26
2/4 National Geographic Traveler, Washington, D.C., 2000 September
Issue featuring Oregon Wine Country.
2/5 Oregon Wine Advisory Board publications, Portland, 2000; , undated
2/6 Oregonian Guide to Wineries, Portland, 1999; , 2001; , 2010
2/7 The Portland Wine Company newsletters, Portland, 1974
2/8 Showcase Oregon Wineries, Class Media Productions, Portland, 1981
2/9 Walla Walla Valley Wineries, undated
2/10 The Wine Appellations of Oregon (map), Oregon Wine Marketing Coalition, 1997
2/11 Wine Iconoclast, Ridgefield (Wash.), 2001-2002
2/12 Wineries of Washington County Oregon: Touring Guide, Convention and Visitors Bureau of Washington County Oregon, Beaverton, undated
2/13 Winegrowers Council of Oregon newsletters, Portland, 1974-1975
2/14 Yakima Valley Wine Tour, Yakima Valley Wine Growers Association, 1999
2/15 Yamhill County Wineries Association publications, Portland, 1998; , undated

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This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Wineries
  • Umpqua River Valley (Or.)--Wineries
  • Willamette Valley (Or.)--Wineries
  • Yamhill County (Or.)--Wineries
  • Subject Terms :
  • Distilleries--Oregon--History
  • Vineyards--Oregon--History
  • Viticulture--Oregon--History
  • Wine and wine making--Oregon--History
  • Wine industry--Oregon--History
  • Wine tourism--Oregon--History
  • Wineries--Oregon--History
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Bottle labels
    • Brochures
    • Business cards
    • Clippings
    • Monographs
    • Posters
    • Programs (documents)
    • Serials (publications)

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