Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 23 minutes 20 seconds


April 21, 2021


This interview is with Kate Ayres of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars. In this interview, Kate speaks about her education and training in the industry and goes over various jobs she’s worked. She describes her first harvest and what it was like creating memories with her crew. She goes over what it’s like working in different places and how winemaker’s style can vary. She also tells some fun stories, including one about a not so conventional interview.

Later, Kate speaks about her work at Penner-Ash and how her role has evolved. She also talks about what it’s like working with Pinot noir, what the Oregon environment and community is like, and what she predicts in her future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Newberg on April 21, 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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