Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 20 minutes 53 seconds


August 13, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with John and Ksenija House of OVUM. In this interview, the couple talk about how they got into the wine industry, and how they met each other in college. They then go on to talk about their various experiences with Chehalem and then later deciding to start OVUM, what they want people to get across from their wines, what OVUM means, and their second label known as Big Salt. Towards the end of the interview, the couple speak about what they look for in a vineyard, the future of the Oregon Wine Industry, and the secret to a successful marriage within the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Les Caves on August 13, 2019.


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