Josef and Lilli Fleischmann

Interviewer

Schmidt, Rich

Document Type

Video File

Duration

35 minutes 21 seconds

Publication Date

11-9-2018

Disciplines

Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology

Abstract

This interview is with Josef and Lilli Fleischmann, owners of St. Josef’s Winery. In this interview, the couple talk about how they moved to the U.S. and later Oregon to plant grapes and finally establishing a winery. They both discuss the difficulties in figuring out their roles within the wine industry, as well as how they came up with the name for their winery. Josef talks about their winemaking/growing philosophy with much outside help and European influence. The couple shares the hope that their family continues their business. Lastly, both detail how far the industry has progressed since they first entered it, and the pride they both have for their establishment and what they have created. Both agree that the industry will continue to grow in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at St. Josef’s Winery on November 9th, 2018.

Comments

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