Series SR 2887 - Oral history interview with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen

Oral history interviews with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen [Transcript] Oral history interviews with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen [Sound Recording 01] Oral history interviews with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen [Sound Recording 02] Oral history interviews with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen [Sound Recording 03] Oral history interviews with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen [Sound Recording 04]

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SR 2887

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Oral history interview with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen

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  • 2002-06-18 (Creation)

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2 Audiocassette (1 hrs. 26 min. 16 sec.) + 1 Transcript (55 pp)
online resource (4 audio files (1 hrs. 26 min. 16 sec.) + Transcript (1 PDF file)

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(1929-2009)

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Born August 17, 1929 to Elizabeth Wagner and Hermann Sommer. Member of the Sierra Club and Native Plant Society of Oregon. B.S. in Agronomy. Founder and owner of Hillcrest Winery, Roseburg, Oregon.

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Richard Sommer discusses his early life in San Francisco, his education at UC Davis, and how he became one of the first winemakers in Oregon's Umpqua Valley. He discusses his focus on Riesling, his use of the divided canopy method, his trips to Europe, eiswein (ice wine), barrel aging, and other winemakers in Oregon.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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  • English

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Oral history interviews with Richard Sommer, by Clark Hansen, 2002 June 18, SR 2887, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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