John Paul


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 11 minutes 34 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with John Paul, owner of Cameron Winery. In this interview, John discusses how he took a chance on both the wine industry and Oregon as he left his original interest of marine biochemistry and microbiology. He talks about the story of the vineyard, upcoming projects, and the challenges of starting a winery in the 80’s. To end, he discusses the future of wine and advice to anyone looking to enter the business.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Cameron Winery on June 20th, 2018.


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