Interviewer

Schmidt, Rich

DURATION

1 hour 19 minutes 24 seconds

Date

May 28, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Claire Carver and Brian Marcy of Big Table Farm. In this interview, the couple discuss how they got into the Oregon Wine Industry after moving from California to Oregon. Brian discusses his love for wine after transitioning from being a beer maker, as well as its natural pairing to food as a big part of his lifestyle— that is what has kept him so passionate. Claire speaks about the marketing side of wine and how she found her place in the industry, as well as how they approached their business and the challenges/lessons that came with starting their own business. The couple also discuss their work with biochar, their views on the land, as well as how they got their wine label. Towards the end of the interview, the couple speak about their marketing techniques, growth, plans for the future, as well as what they see for the future of the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Big Table Farm on May 28, 2019.

COMMENTS

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