David Nemarnik and Tom Fitzpatrick


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 3 minutes

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College Archives staff Rich Schmidt with David Nemarnik and Tom Fitzpatrick, of Alloro Vineyard. The interview took place at Alloro Vineyard on July 21, 2016.

David Nemarnik is the owner and vineyard manager at Alloro Vineyard, where Tom Fitzpatrick is the winemaker. During the first portion of the interview, Nemarnik talks about his dream of owning a vineyard and the importance of being LIVE certified. In the second portion of the interview, Nemarnik discusses his journey to the wine industry and his winemaking philosophy. In the final section, Nemarnik and Fitzpatrick both talk about how the partnership was formed and the future for Alloro Vineyard.


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