Schmidt, Rich




1 hour 26 minutes 44 seconds


September 22, 2015

Interview Summary

This interview is with Barney Watson, of Oregon State University. Barney Watson was an instructor and Enology Extension Specialist at Oregon State University (OSU) for 28 years, working to develop the best ways to bring grape clones into the Oregon wine industry. In 2004, he co-founded a winery, Tyee. In this interview, Watson discusses how he got into the wine industry, his work at OSU, and his overall wine philosophy.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College on September 22, 2015.


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