Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 6 minutes 53 seconds


June 10, 2021


This interview is with Cliff Robben of J. Christopher Wines. In this interview, Cliff speaks about his life before wine, including his interest in the FBI and his jobs in accounting. He goes on to describe his introduction to the Oregon Wine Industry and how his role grew from there. He talks about his positions at IPNC and Loosen Bros. and what his experience was like working for those wine organizations. Later, Jake discusses his work at J. Christopher. He goes over his initial role and how it has adapted. He also speaks about his current position as General Manager and what he sees as he looks ahead for himself, J. Christopher, and Oregon Wine.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at J. Christopher Wines in Newberg on June 10, 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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