Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 12 minutes 11 seconds


April 25, 2023


This interview is with Damien Lapuyade of Evening Land Vineyards. In this interview, Damien speaks about growing up in the Napa Valley with wine in the background, but only learning to appreciate wine once he got older. He talks about his initial wine experiences in Oregon and Australia, and his desire to further his education at UC Davis.

Later, Damien talks about coming to the north Willamette Valley right before the COVID-19 pandemic and landing a job with Evening Land. He talks about learning new techniques and styles, and about what he has brought to the process.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Seven Springs Vineyard in Salem on April 25, 2023.


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


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