Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 53 minutes 57 seconds


December 3, 2019


This interview is with David and Jeanne Beck of Crawford Beck Vineyard. In this interview, the couple discuss how they got into wine after their previous careers as scientists, and how they ended up in Oregon in 2005. They go on to speak about the scientific transition in going to wine, their philosophy, and what their knowledge/experience was with Oregon wine initially. They then go on to speak about their views on Linfield’s wine program, the relationships they’ve forged, and the uniqueness of their terroir. To conclude, the couple reflects on the future for their business, changes to the Oregon Wine Industry, and what they see for its future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Crawford Beck Vineyard on December 3, 2019.


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