Schmidt, Rich


51 minutes 59 seconds


March 12, 2020


This interview is with Colin Shirek of Alto Cirrus. In this interview, Colin describes his wine journey up until present day– his various experiences/travels, and influencers that aided him along the way. He goes on to talk about what it’s like working at Day and with various other producers, the story behind Alto Cirrus and the meaning behind its name. Colin goes on to speak about his winemaking philosophy, challenges and successes he’s had along the way, and what he sees in the future for his label. Towards the end of the interview, he touches on changes he’s seen in the wine industry since first entering, the role of wine in society, and where he sees Oregon wine heading in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Day Camp on March 12, 2020.


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