John Mead and Zack Geary


Schmidt, Rich


Hofmann, Stephanie

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Video File


32 minutes 46 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt and student Stephanie Hofmann with John Mead and Zack Geary, of Cellar Ridge Construction. The interview took place at the Cellar Ridge offices in McMinnville, Oregon on April 17, 2017.

John Mead is founder and co-owner of Cellar Ridge Construction. Zack Geary is Director of Marketing and Research at Cellar Ridge Construction. In the interview, Mead and Geary talk about the start of Cellar Ridge, what goes into green building, and the different elements of creating a wine building. They also talk about changes in the industry and what is in the future for the Oregon wine and construction industries.


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