Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 9 minutes 5 seconds


March 9, 2022


This oral history interview is with Alex Nichols of WillaKenzie Estate. Alex talks about starting his wine path at Oregon State and getting excited after a harvest interview and other early roles in the industry. He then talks about his path from that point to now, including multiple times he was part of a new winery building being constructed.

Later, he talks about the impact of 2020 on the himself and the Oregon wine industry, and about what’s ahead for him and the team at WillaKenzie.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at WillaKenzie Estate in Yamhill on March 9, 2022.


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


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