History of local wineries focus of First Wednesday lecture
For the Review, Tidings
Oswego Heritage Council continues its First Wednesday Lecture series Nov. 1 with a presentation by author Barbara Smith Randall of her book, "Willamette Valley Wineries," a pictorial history of the Willamette Valley wine industry.
The event takes place at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St. in Lake Oswego.
Randall has a passion for Oregon wines, particularly those of the Willamette Valley. Over the past decade she has developed personal relationships with many of the winemakers. For the book she collected photos from winemakers' families, many of which have never been published before. She also included photos and historical materials from Linfield College's Oregon Wine History Archives to compile the book. Published by Arcadia Publishing July 2017, the book has been named the Best Wine Book by a Local Author by Sip Northwest magazine, in its Best of the Northwest edition released Oct. 10.
Randall's presentation is an informative and entertaining history of the challenges the winemakers faced and overcame to build the Willamette Valley wine industry from a dream into the Wine Region of the Year in 2016.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Randall is the community editor for the Lake Oswego
Review and West Linn Tidings.