INTERVIEWER

Schmidt, Rich

DURATION

1 hour 26 minutes 15 seconds

DATE

January 15, 2021

INTERVIEW SUMMARY

This interview is with Amy Prosenjak of A to Z Wines and the Linfield Board for Academic Affairs. In this interview, Amy begins by describing how she got started in the wine industry, what her role is at A to Z Wines, and how she has contributed to Linfield programs. She discusses Linfield’s growth in the Wine discipline; beginning with a summer program, progressing to a minor, and then finally a major. Amy also speaks about the impact of COVID-19 and how it could permanently change how the Wine industry operates.

Later in the interview, Amy talks about what it takes if you want to be successful in this business. Her advice: show up, be present, and be visible. You have to be consistent and give the impression that you are interested, engaged, and hardworking. She finishes by describing her hopes for both the future of herself and the future of A to Z.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at A to Z on January 15, 2021.

COMMENTS

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