INTERVIEWER

Schmidt, Rich

DURATION

1 hour 27 minutes 39 seconds

DATE

February 7, 2020

INTERVIEW SUMMARY

This interview is with Ian Burrows. In this interview, Ian talks about how he found his way to wine through the hospitality industry, how he got into the restaurant industry, and eventually learned about wine and becoming a sommelier. He goes on to touch on how he learned the business side of wine, what it’s like pairing people with wine, and how he eventually came to the U.S. from France. Ian then describes how he moved to Oregon and what it’s like making wine through his label, Area Vintners. Towards the end of the interview, Ian talks about his various other projects, where he sees himself in the future, and what the future for the Oregon Wine Industry is looking like for him.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on February 7, 2020.

COMMENTS

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