Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 2 minutes 5 seconds


June 23, 2022


This interview is with Josh McDaniels of Doubleback Winery and Bledsoe Family Winery. In this interview, Josh speaks about growing up in Walla Walla and starting his own winery in high school. He talks about why he was attracted to wine in the first place and what it was like learning the ins and outs of winemaking and viticulture. He goes over his experience working with Chris Figgins at Leonetti and his time interning in Argentina. Josh also describes his work with Drew Bledsoe and his goals as winemaker for their labels. Later, Josh talks about Walla Walla’s development when it concerns winemaking and what he hopes to see in its future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Nicholson Library in McMinnville on June 23, 2022.


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


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