Schmidt, Rich


56 minutes 42 seconds


July 11, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Doug Tunnell of Brick House Vineyards. In this interview, Doug talks about his love for wine, his studies abroad, previous work experience as a former correspondent with CBS, and what eventually led him to choosing wine. He then discusses why he chose the land, how he learned how to grow grapes along with his current grape growing philosophy (biodynamic farming), the growth of the estate and decision to make wine, and his winemaking philosophy. Towards the end of the interview, Doug talks about his relationship with Linfield College, his perspective on the wine program, and the biggest changes he’s seen within the Oregon Wine Industry since he first entered it. Towards the end of the interview, Doug speaks about what he sees for the future of his business and for the future in general.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Brick House Vineyards on July 11, 2019.


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