Cheryl Francis, Sam Tannahill, Deb Hatcher, and Bill Hatcher

Interviewer

Woody, Rachael Cristine

Interviewer

Schmidt, Rich

Transcript

Duration

2 hours 2 minutes 43 seconds

Publication Date

6-3-2016

Interview Summary

This interview is with Cheryl Francis, Sam Tannahill, Deb Hatcher, and Bill Hatcher, of A to Z Wineworks and REX HILL.  Cheryl Francis, Sam Tannahill, Deb Hatcher, and Bill Hatcher are the founders of A to Z Wineworks and co-owners (with several partners, including San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) of REX HILL Vineyards and Winery. In the interview, the group discusses a wide range of topics, including their starts in the industry, international influences, how they all met in the first place, the ownership of REX HILL, and the future of Oregon.

This interview was conducted by Linfield College by Rachael Woody and Rich Schmidt at REX HILL Winery on June 3, 2016.

Comments

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