How Richard Sommer Started Oregon Wine Industry in 1961 - Patty Green

In Chapter 4 of 7, Willamette Valley winemaker Patty Green discusses her mentor, Richard Sommer, an Oregon winemaking visionary, pioneer, and Hillcrest Vineyard founder.  Sommer provided then-novice winemaker Green non-traditional mentoring and support during her late-80s Hillcrest tenure. Sommer, who passed away the afternoon of this interview, filmed July 28th, 2009, influenced many by helping others, embracing nature, and building Oregon's wine vinifera - Old World wine grape focus - from nothing starting with a 1961 Umpqua Valley planting.