Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 30 minutes 48 seconds


July 9, 2020


This interview is with Alban Debeaulieu of Abbott Claim/Angela Vineyards. In this interview, Alban speaks about how he got into the wine industry, where he was before coming to Oregon, how growing up in France influenced his wine, and why he chose to come to America. He goes on to speak about his various work experience, his wine making philosophy, what wines he makes, and what it was like founding Abbott Claim. Towards the end, Alban describes the differences between Oregon wine and French wine, how he’s dealing with the pandemic, and what he sees for the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Abbott Claim in Carlton on July 9, 2020.


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