In 2011, Linfield College established the Oregon Wine History Archive to collect and centralize the oral and digital history of the Oregon wine industry. Their archives include thousands of digitized photographs and documents that paint the picture of the nascent Oregon wine industry.
Telling the story of the Oregon wine narrative is critical to preserving the rich history of this industry. What’s more exciting, all media collected are available for use by the general public. We are thrilled that Laurel Ridge Winery founder, Susan Teppola, gave an interview with the Oregon wine history archive in 2019. This 45-minute video tells you all about how David and Susan bought the 240 acre farm near Carlton, where the winery and tasting room are today.