Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 8 minutes 58 seconds


August 1, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Kelley Fox of Kelley Fox Wines. In this interview, Kelley talks about how she got into wine with her education in biochemistry and biophysics. She then discusses her journey to getting where she is now– the places she’s worked, the experiences she’s had, and the realities of working in the industry. Kelley then talks about how she started making her own wine, what she loves about being a winemaker, and why Pinot noir is so special. Towards the end of the interview, she discusses biodynamic farming and its importance, her winemaking philosophy, and why it’s important for the science and arts to be balanced. To conclude, she talks about what she wants people to get out of her wines, changes she’s seen to the Oregon Wine Industry, and what she sees in her future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at ADEA Wine Company on August 1, 2019.


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