Schmidt, Rich


44 minutes 32 seconds


November 20, 2019


This interview is with Brad McLeroy of Ayres Vineyard. In this interview, Brad describes how he came to love wine, the various places he worked, and what it was like coming to Oregon and started his own winery. He also speaks about what makes Ribbon Ridge special, and how he chose what he wanted to plant, make and sell. Towards the end of the interview, Brad touches on changes he’s seen in the Oregon wine industry, the outside perception of Oregon, and what the future looks like for it and his business.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Ayres Vineyard on November 20, 2019.


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