Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 30 minutes 5 seconds


June 14, 2023


This interview is with Andy Markuson of Earth & Sea restaurant. In this interview, Andy speaks about his work in restaurants at a young age while growing up in Orange County, Calif. Through experience and some strong mentors he discovered a passion for wine, and eventually found his way to Oregon.

He describes his impressions of the Oregon wine industry and his experiences starting his own farm and vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. He also talks about hospitality and the importance of community in the work he does, as well as what the future might hold.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Earth & Sea in Carlton on June 14, 2023.


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


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