Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 43 minutes 1 seconds


March 4, 2021


This interview is with Chris Burrough of Twomey Cellars. In this interview, Chris speaks about his approach to wine from a food background. He describes his initial interest in the restaurant industry, which pivoted into winemaking after working in a tasting room. He talks about looking for jobs overseas and his constant exploration of new opportunities. He goes over what it was like to work his first harvest and what it was like working at different wineries such as Erath, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, and J.K. Carriere.

Later, he speaks about the hiring process at Twomey, what it was like starting there, and what it is like working there now. He describes his growth in the industry, gaining experience, and “drinking from the firehose” when working in the wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Twomey Oregon in Dundee on March 4, 2021.


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


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