Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 2 minutes 23 seconds


June 29, 2020


This interview is with Jon and Kathy Lauer of Bryn Mawr Vineyards. In this interview, the couple speak about how they got into wine, the process of learning grape growing and winemaking, and how they got to Oregon and what they found unique about it. The couple then go in to talk about their vision for their winery and the steps they took to get there, what they want consumers to take away from their wines, and how they decided what they wanted to do with their vineyards. They describe how they chose the name Bryn Mar, what is unique about the Oregon wine industry’s collaborative spirit, and how they are adapting to the current pandemic. Towards the end of the interview, they reflect on what they see for the future of their business and the industry, as well as some of the changes they’ve seen to the industry since they first entered.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bryn Mawr Vineyards on June 29, 2020.


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