Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 40 minutes 31 seconds


July 15, 2022


This interview is with Gary Mortensen of Stoller Wines. In this interview, Gary speaks about his wine journey, which started over thirty years ago when he began working at Sokol Blosser. However, Gary has worked in plenty of other industries since. He talks about his experience doing consulting, his involvement in tech start-ups, and his time working on screenplays and documentaries. He also discusses the Combat History Archive, Lucky Forward Films, and the Veteran’s Legacy Charity, all of which he founded. Gary tells us about his return to the wine industry in 2012 and what his experience has been like at Stoller. He shares his passion for storytelling, work philosophies, and speaks about the projects he is most proud of.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Stoller Winery in Dayton on July 15, 2022.


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