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The Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield University was created to collect, preserve, share, and continue the narrative of Oregon wine.

The growth of the Oregon wine industry extends from the farmers and winemakers to the marketers, scientists, innovators, and dreamers of the enterprise — all of whom are vital to the industry’s success. It is our aim to link the past, present, and future of the industry in hopes of sharing the story of Oregon wine.

Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.

The Oregon Wine History Archive Podcast The Oregon Wine History Archive

    • Society & Culture

The Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield University was created to collect, preserve, share, and continue the narrative of Oregon wine.

The growth of the Oregon wine industry extends from the farmers and winemakers to the marketers, scientists, innovators, and dreamers of the enterprise — all of whom are vital to the industry’s success. It is our aim to link the past, present, and future of the industry in hopes of sharing the story of Oregon wine.

Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.

    Shane Moore: Oral History Interview

    Shane Moore: Oral History Interview

    This interview is with Shane Moore of Gran Moraine. In this interview, Shane talks about how he got into wine, his various work experiences, travels, and what led him to Oregon. He speaks about his role at Jackson Family, his impressions of the Oregon wine industry, and what it was like developing Gran Moraine. Towards the end of the interview, Shane touches on changes he’s seen to the industry, how he is currently adapting to the pandemic, and what he sees for the future for himself and the industry.

    This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Gran Moraine on July 21, 2020.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Nick Cheatham: Oral History Interview

    Nick Cheatham: Oral History Interview

    This interview is with Nick Cheatham of Bluebird Hill Winery. In this interview, Nick speaks about how he got into wine, the education that he received, and how that led him to winemaking. Nick also talks about his various work experiences before going to Bluebird Hill, and how he found his role there. Towards the end of the interview, Nick touches on his winemaking philosophy, what Oregon wine looks like right now, and what he sees for the future for himself and the industry.

    This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bluebird Hill Winery on July 20, 2020.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Erik Kramer: Oral History Interview

    Erik Kramer: Oral History Interview

    This interview is with Erik Kramer of WillaKenzie Estate. In this interview, Erik describes his decision to join the wine industry and why he became passionate about wine. Erik then goes on to speak about studying wine in New Zealand and what eventually brought him to Oregon. He speaks about his time at Adelsheim and Domaine Serene, and what he took away from working for these well known brands. After, he speaks about working at WillaKenzie, the atmosphere of the winery, and the terroir of the Estate, and his winemaking philosophy. Towards the end of the interview, Erik touches on what he sees within the future, and what he has had to change over the past few months due to COVID-19. To conclude, Erik gives his advice for those that want to join the wine industry.

    This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at WillaKenzie Estate on July 17, 2020.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Andy Lytle: Oral History Interview

    Andy Lytle: Oral History Interview

    This interview is with Andy Lytle of Lytle-Barnett/ At the Joy. In this interview, Andy speaks about how he got into wine, his various work experience along the way, how he got to where he is now, and what it was like working in distribution for a number of years. He goes on to speak about what makes Oregon wine special, and what is unique about Lytle-Bernett. Towards the end of the interview, he touches on the vineyard, his decision to create a lodging spot, his goal with At the Joy, and what he sees for the future of Oregon wine and himself.

    This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at At the Joy on July 16, 2020.

    • 50 min
    Alex Neely: Oral History Interview

    Alex Neely: Oral History Interview

    This interview is with Alex Neely of Libertine Wines. In this interview, Alex speaks about how he got into wine, his journey to becoming a winemaker, and his previous work experience before starting his own label. He touches on his label, his winemaking philosophy, and what he chooses to make. Towards the end of the interview, Alex speaks about what makes his brand unique, his different projects that he has going on, how he sees COVID-19 affecting the industry, and where he sees himself and his future heading.

    This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Alex’s home in Portland on July 13, 2020.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mallory Smith & Martin Skegg: Oral History Interview

    Mallory Smith & Martin Skegg: Oral History Interview

    This interview is with Mallory Smith and Martin Skegg of Sunday School Wine. In this interview, the couple speak about how they got into the wine industry, how they came to Oregon, and what led them to creating their brand and the meaning behind the name. They also talk about the classes that they teach and what they entail, how they have handled the recent pandemic, and what they see for the future of their business.

    This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at their home in Portland on July 13, 2020.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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