Schmidt, Rich


53 minutes 34 seconds


March 28, 2023


This interview is with Dr. Bob Gross of Cooper Mountain Vineyards. In this interview, Bob speaks about his path into medicine and stops along the way, and how he found his way to the west coast. An interest in wine coupled with a medical practice opportunity and desire to be in Portland eventually led to finding the land that would become Cooper Mountain and planting a vineyard.

Bob also talks about the conversion to organic and biodynamic farming and the growth of the industry he’s seen.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Cooper Mountain Vineyards in Beaverton on March 28, 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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