Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 7 minutes 36 seconds


April 8, 2021


This interview is with Brian Irvine, winemaker at NW Wine Company. During his interview he shared what brought him to Oregon, and a bit about his first years working harvest around the Willamette Valley. Brian discussed how he ended up at NW Wine Company, his interest in Hyland Vineyard, and his connection to the team.

Later he shared the differences among some of the wineries at which he has worked. He also shared what he is proudest of, and how much enjoys teaching and building relationships with harvest interns. Brian concluded the interview with the changes he has seen in Oregon since he started working in the industry, and some words of wisdom

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on April 8, 2021 at Hyland Estates.


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


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