November 1, 2017 7 p.m.-- Barbara Randall, Pictorial History of the Willamette Valley Wine Industry Wine has been made in Oregon since the mid-1800s, but it was not until 1965 that winemaking began in earnest in the region. That year, David and Diana Lett planted 3,000 pinot noir vines on a carefully selected south-facing slope. Others joined the adventure, and through collaboration and a passion for making the best wine possible, the Willamette Valley's wine industry was born. This book presents a history of the challenges, hardships, and ultimate success of Willamette Valley wineries. Author Barbara Smith Randall shares this history through photographs and stories from winemakers and their families, as well as the resources at Linfield College's Oregon WIne History Archives in McMinnville, Oregon. She lives in the hear of the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area.