Interviewer

Hofmann, Stephanie

Duration

50 minutes 25 seconds

Date

June 25, 2018

Interview Summary

This interview is with Jesús Guillén, head winemaker of White Rose Estate. In this interview, Jesús discusses his journey from having a background in computer science, to finding a passion and appreciation for wine. He also tells the story of how he came to Oregon from Mexico, and the limitations/adversity faced with being an immigrant winemaker. Jesús later discusses his philosophy for creating wine: to evoke memories, and the ways in which he feels diversity can be improved by changing the language and narrative of wine to include minorities to gain better visibility for them.

This interview was conducted by Stephanie Hofmann at the Nicholson Library on June 25, 2018.

Comments

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