Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 06 seconds

Publication Date

June 4, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Ken and Penny Durant of Durant Vineyards. In this interview, the couple discuss how they started as home winemakers just for fun, then decided to transition fully into the wine industry. They speak of the challenges and successes that came with their business, as well as how they uniquely decided to make and sell olive oil alongside their grapes and wines. Toward the end of the interview, the couple acknowledge how fortunate they are to have built something that has lasted and that can survive, as well as what they see for the future of the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Durant Vineyards on June 4, 2019.


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


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