Schmidt, Rich


37 minutes 27 seconds


June 21, 2023


This interview is with Aquiles Girón of Soter Vineyards. In this interview, Aquiles speaks about growing up in Mexico before coming to California and working in the vineyards. He talks about learning his craft and taking on more and more responsibility.

Later, he speaks about coming to Oregon and finding work with Soter. He speaks of work in the vineyards and in the winery, specifcally Soter’s sparkling wine program. He also reflects on what he’s proudest of and looks ahead to the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Soter Vineyards in Carlton on June 21, 2023. Translation was done by Annette Castillo-Rodriguez.


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


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