Schmidt, Rich


42 minutes 39 seconds


April 16, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Hal Medici of Medici Vineyard. In this interview, Hal talks about his journey of how he obtained his land, growing grapes, and emerging in the Oregon Wine Industry. Hal discusses about how he was able to help wineries start up their businesses with his grapes, as well as his current plans in trying to create a foundation that works in connection with the St. Jude’s hospital. He then goes on to speak about his relationship with Dick Ponzi, as well as his views on the industry as it was first emerging, and now. To end, he discusses the future for the Oregon Wine Industry, as well as some of his favorite memories when working in the wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Medici Vineyard on April 16, 2019.


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