Joe Olexa Interview 13

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Linfield College Archives
Oregon Wine History Archive; Linfield College Archives; Willamette Valley; history; wine; Oral History; Viticulture and Oenology
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Maia Patten pets the Ankeny Vineyard and Winery dog during an oral history interview with Joe Olexa on site in Salem, Oregon on August 17, 2015. Olexa was interviewed by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody and student Camille Weber.After moving to Oregon and buying land in 1980, Joe Olexa established Ankeny Vineyard and Winery in 1982 and has grown a variety of wine grapes, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Muscat varietals.