Schmidt, Rich


56 minutes 16 seconds


May 25, 2022


This interview is with Claire Jarreau of Brooks Wine. In this interview, Claire speaks about her first introductions to wine, and how she ended up in Oregon after her experiences traveling and working harvest abroad. She shares what lessons she learned from working at wineries in Austria, South Africa, and New Zealand.

Later on she reflects on the struggles of maintaining the winery and relationships with growers during the 2020 wildfires, and offers a few predictions for the future of the wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Brooks Wine on May 25, 2022.


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


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