Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 1 minute


July 1, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Dan Rinke of Johan Vineyards. In this interview, Dan talks about how he got into the wine industry after working in the restaurant industry; he then went on to decide to go into winemaking and then specifically, viticulture. He speaks about biodynamics and sustainability, and how he ended up in Oregon at Johan, as well as the changes/growth he’s seen within it. Towards the end of the interview, Dan talks about Art and Science— his own side label that he started with his wife, which eventually evolved into wine and cider— and his hopes for that business. To end, he discusses his wine making philosophy, proudest accomplishment, and his perspective on the future of Johan, and the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Johan Vineyards on July 1, 2019.


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