Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 37 minutes 28 seconds


August 18, 2020


This interview is with Felipe Ramirez of Rose and Arrow Estate. In this interview, Felipe describes growing up and studying winemaking in Chile, continuing his education in various parts of France, and eventually making his way to Oregon to continue his journey in the wine industry. Felipe then expresses what it is like working with members of the French and Chilean wine industries here in Oregon. Later, he describes choosing a site to grow grapes on, and gives details about the soil pit on his property. Felipe then goes on to speak about selling his Rose and Arrow wines, and finding a clientele that resonate with his wines. Towards the end of the interview, Felipe touches on what he sees within the future, and what his experience with COVID-19 has been so far. To conclude, Felipe talks about his initial impression of the Oregon wine industry, as well as the biggest changes he’s seen.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Leglemns Vineyard on August 18, 2020.


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