Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 46 minutes 8 seconds


February 24, 2021


This interview is with Daniel Fey of Results Partners. In this interview, Daniel speaks about growing up in Switzerland and moving to Oregon where he eventually purchased land and began vineyard management. He describes his role as president of Results Partners, and what it is like working at RP. He also talks about the importance of balancing his role as farmer and service provider in order to make Results Partners successful.

Daniel discusses what he values and looks for in his workers, expressing the importance of common sense, hard work, and talent. He goes on to describe the relationship between him and his crew members, as well as, what the day to day life at Results Partners looks like.

Throughout the interview he brings up several of his vineyard and life philosophies, including: “The safest place for a ship is in the harbor, but that’s not what it’s built for.” He also goes over how to be a competitor, what it takes to be an effective leader, and what to look for when you’re building a business and hiring workers.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Daniel’s Farm in Yamhill on February 24, 2021.


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


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