Schmidt, Rich


55 minutes 53 seconds


August 1, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Dean and Ann Fisher of ADEA Wine co. In this interview, the couple talk about how they got into wine after it originally being a hobby. Dean then talks about his time working with people in the industry such as Michael Etzel and Hal Medici, and the process of getting the Gaston property and creating their vineyard. They then share memorable experiences and what makes their location special: it’s like family, where everybody helps everybody. The couple then go on to talk about what’s special about Oregon Pinot noir, challenges and changes within the industry, and the future of it. To conclude, Dean ends with speaking about the future for ADEA, and his hopes for Oregon’s industry in general.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at ADEA Wine Company on August 1, 2019


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