Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 46 minutes 12 seconds


February 8, 2021


This interview is with Jose Lopez of Results Partners. In this interview, Jose talks about his experience in the Oregon Wine Industry, including his first impressions of Oregon and what his first jobs in the vineyards were like. He speaks about his jobs before Results Partners and how he learned about viticulture. He took viticulture courses, went from working general labor to servicing equipment at WillaKenzie, and then he began training new operators and testing new equipment.

Later, Jose describes getting several offers to manage vineyards. He finally accepted when Results Partners called. He talks about how his position in the industry has given him the ability to make a living doing something he enjoys and has given him the tools to help others.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Results Partners in McMinnville on February 8, 2021.


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