Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 13 minutes 15 seconds


May 7, 2021


This interview is with Hallie Whyte of Soter Vineyards. She began the interview with discussing her time studying math and Spanish at Linfield College. Hallie grew up in McMinnville working in and around the wine industry at restaurants and tasting rooms. After college she went to Mexico City to teach and upon returning to Oregon she ended up at Soter.

Hallie began in DTC sales and eventually took the role of Managing Director. She spoke of striving for diversity of all kinds in Soter employees, and gave her marketing advice. Later in the interview Hallie described the changes she has seen in the industry and of her hopes for the collaborative culture of the Oregon wine industry to remain.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on May 7, 2021 at Soter Vineyards.


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


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