1 hour 4 minutes 35 seconds
June 3, 2022
This interview is with Joe Cushman of Threemile Vineyard. Joe talks about growing up in a wine family, and being surrounded by it – if not necessarily enamored with it – from a young age. He then talks about discovering a love of viticulture through horticulture, and developing his passion while attending Oregon State University.
Later, Joe talks about returning to the Columbia Gorge and working with a number of vineyards, even starting his own vineyard management company, before coming to work at Threemile. He talks about the development of the vineyard, and of the Gorge in general, and about his views on the future of Oregon wine.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Threemile Vineyard in The Dalles on June 3, 2022.
Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.
Eve Sczechowski for secondary camera and editing assistance.