Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 30 minutes 10 seconds


June 17, 2020


This interview is with Chris Berg of Roots Wine Company. In this interview, Chris talks about how he got into wine due to his passion for food and relationship to wine, what he took away from his early experiences that informed his philosophies on wine, and his relationship with the vineyard. Chris also speaks about what he hopes consumers take away from his wines, the meaning behind his labels, and changes he’s seen to the Oregon wine industry. Towards the end of the interview, he touches on how the pandemic has changed the wine industry, and what he sees for the future of the industry and his own business.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Roots Wine Company on June 17, 2020.


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