Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 9 minutes 30 seconds


May 28, 2021


This interview is with Greg Van Dyke of Bud’s Bloom Wines. In this interview, Greg speaks about his journey in the Oregon Wine Industry, his initial interest in wine, and how he began making wine. He describes his jobs in the industry, including his work at Ken Wright Cellars and his time spent working harvest in New Zealand. Later, he talks about where the idea for Bud’s Bloom Wines came from and what the mission is for his brand. He talks about his decisions regarding the sites he buys from, the wine he makes, and even the artwork on the label. He goes on to talk about quarantine and how 2020 affected his business, as well as what Bud’s Bloom Wines is currently working on. At the end, he speaks about what he sees in the future of himself, Bud’s Bloom Wines, and the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Keeler Estate Vineyard in Amity on May 28, 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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