Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 11 minutes 31 seconds


May 17, 2021


This interview is with KC Marold of Winderlea Vineyard and Winery. In this interview, KC speaks about her time at Linfield, specifically her time studying abroad and landing her first job in a tasting room. She talks about gaining experience in the wine industry, including her first harvest, interning in New Zealand, and working in the lab. She also talks about her experience selling wine, meeting people, and traveling.

Later, KC talks about her role as National Sales and Marketing Manager for Winderlea. KC also discusses the effects of 2020 fires on her work. She finishes by talking about the changes she’s seen in the Oregon Wine Industry and what she sees in the future of Oregon and herself.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt outside Nicholson Library in McMinnville on May 17, 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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