Schmidt, Rich


26 minutes 31 seconds


January 28, 2020


This interview is with Gina Hennen of Adelsheim Vineyard. In this interview, Gina discusses how she got into winemaking after having a degree in chemistry and working in engineering. She speaks about her education at Chemeketa, her job at Adelsheim that led her to become head winemaker, and the responsibility to continue the legacy of Adelsheim. Towards the end of the interview, Gina touches on what it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated field, what the industry looks like in the future, and where she sees herself in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Adelsheim Vineyard on January 28, 2020.


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