Schmidt, Rich


54 minutes 25 seconds


February 4, 2020


This interview is with Dan Warnshuis of Utopia Vineyards. In this interview, Dan speaks about how he got into the wine industry and eventually came to Oregon to start his label. He talks about why his land is so unique, what he hopes consumers get out of his wines, and what it’s like managing many roles within the vineyard. Towards the end of the interview, Dan reflects on changes he’s seen to the Oregon Wine Industry, where he sees himself in the future, and where he sees the industry down the road.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Utopia Vineyards on February 4, 2020.


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