Schmidt, Rich


58 minutes 16 seconds


January 27, 2020


This interview is with Corey Schuster of Jackalope Cellars. In this interview, Corey discusses how he got into wine after holding his previous job as an engineer, his first impressions of Oregon wine, and how he went about learning winemaking. He takes us through his wine journey— the various jobs he’s held in the industry, the process of starting his own label, and the learning curve that came with selling wine. Towards the end of the interview, Corey talks about the type of wines he makes, the future of Jackalope Cellars, changes he’s seen to the Oregon Wine Industry, and what he sees in its future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Portland Wine Company on January 27, 2020.


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