Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 5 minutes 57 seconds


May 31, 2023


This interview is with Chris Lake of Stoller Wine Group. In this interview, Chris speaks about his past in the wine industry and his time as an educator at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) at Umpqua Community College.

Chris has spent much of his career working in vineyards and speaks about vineyard science and the various places he’s overseen, and what brought him to Stoller. He also talks about what he’s seen in Oregon wine and what might be coming next.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Stoller Family Winery in Dayton on May 31, 2023.


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


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