Schmidt, Rich


42 minutes 30 seconds


August 4, 2020


This interview is with Ian Atkins of Flat Brim Wines. In this interview, Ian talks about how he got into wine, what he was doing before that, and how he went about learning wine and wine making. Ian also speaks about what it’s like finding grapes, his winemaking philosophy, what it was like starting his own label, and his relationship with wine and music. Towards the end of the interview, Ian touches on where he sees Oregon heading in the future, how his wine life has been affected by the pandemic, what he sees for the future for himself, and offers words of wisdom to those looking to enter the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Way Down Wines on August 4, 2020.


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