Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 27 minutes 43 seconds


July 20, 2021


This interview is with Emily Miller of Leah Jørgensen Cellars. In this interview, Emily speaks about her journey in the Wine Industry, beginning with her experience at Cal Poly where she studied wine, viticulture, and enology. She talks about the internships she did while at school, which included working at Stolo Vineyards, a micro boutique winery. From there she described what it was like working in Australia and why she chose to come work in Oregon.

Later, Emily discusses her work in Oregon, going over her time at Soter and Ponzi. She also talks about her work with AHIVOY, a non-profit aiming to empower vineyard workers. At the end, Emily talks about her new role as Cellar Assistant at Leah Jørgensen Cellars. She discusses what she hopes to accomplish there, as well as, what she is hoping to have in her future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Emily’s home in Newberg on July 20, 2021.


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


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