Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 2 minutes 52 seconds


June 15, 2020


This interview is with Don Crank of Hawks View Winery . In this interview, Don answers the question “why wine,” and explores how he entered the wine industry and got to Oregon. He then goes on to talk about his journey in the Oregon Wine Industry and the various relationships he forged, and how he ended up at Hawks View Winery . He then goes on to speak about his experiences in education within the industry, and what the future of Oregon wine looks like to him.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Hawks View Winery on June 15, 2020.


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