Online Video, Lecture     Series: History Pub

Workers in the Wine Industry

Workers in vineyards and cellars provide the labor that is necessary to craft Oregon's internationally recognized wines. As in other agricultural industries, many of those laborers are of Latino heritage, including many recent immigrants to the United States. Two people intimately involved with the work that makes Oregon wines truly remarkable offer first-person accounts about their work.

Event Type: Online Video, Lecture

Jesus Guillén followed his father from Mexico to the Oregon vineyards in 2002, falling in love with the state on arrival. Beginning as a vineyard worker, he quickly began to learn English and study winemaking, working his way up to become Head Winemaker of White Rose Estate in 2008. Leda Garside had worked in community health for many years when she joined Tuality Healthcare in 1992. As she began to focus more of her work on migrant health care, leaders in the local wine industry were exploring ways to better serve the healthcare needs of vineyard workers. They hired Leda to run the fledgling ¡Salud! program in 1997, and she continues in the role today, providing health care to thousands of workers and families that make Oregon's award-winning wines possible

This program was offered in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society's summer exhibit Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine as a part of the History Pub series and was recorded at McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon on August 25, 2014.

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Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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