Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 10 minutes 28 seconds


April 19, 2021


This interview is with Judy Nedry, an Oregon wine writer and co-founder of Chehalem Winery. In this interview, Judy speaks on how she began writing about early Oregon Wine. She talks about how the industry has changed since she began writing about the industry and how that has affected her work. She describes what it’s like working on a story and goes over some of her past projects.

She discusses some of the most compelling people she’s met in the Oregon Wine Industry. Judy also tells some fun stories from her time spent in the industry. Later, Judy offers advice for those interested in working in the industry or writing about it. She details her approach and what has worked for her. She also talks about upcoming projects and what she is looking forward to in Oregon Wine’s future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Judy’s home in Lake Oswego on April 19, 2021.


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


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