Jay Somers


Schmidt, Rich

Document Type

Video File


39 minutes 30 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Jay Somers, the owner/winemaker of J. Christophers. Jay starts the interview by talking about his interest of making alcohol by first starting in the beer industry with McMenamins. He goes on to talk about is growing interest in the wine industry and starting a winery. He also talks about his goals for the future and possible challanges the industry might face in the next decade.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at J. Christopher on August 30, 2017.


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