Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 34 minutes 15 seconds


August 9, 2023


This interview is with Karl Mecklem of Eagles Nest Reserve. In this interview, Karl speaks about his journey to finding wine and creating his label, Eagles Nest Reserve.

Karl talks about his childhood in Oregon and how this influenced his path to wine. He then dives into planting his own vineyard and creating his label.

From water challenges to currently only having Pinot Noir to work with, Karl talks about it all. Later in the interview, Karl shares his aspirations for his vineyard, his label, and the Oregon wine industry as a whole.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Eagles Nest Reserve winery in Hillsboro on August 9, 2023.


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


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