Schmidt, Rich


56 minutes 21 seconds


February 6, 2020


This interview is with Jared Pierce of JP Cellars. In this interview, Jared talks about how he moved from Iowa to attend Linfield College and eventually enter the wine industry. He speaks about the different experiences he’s had in the industry, the places he traveled to, and what it was like attending Linfield College. Jared goes on to explain how he decided to learn winemaking, developed his own label, and how he came up with the logo design. Towards the end of the interview, Jared touches on his winemaking philosophy and what he sees in the future for himself and the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Grochau Cellars on February 6, 2020.


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