Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 20 minutes 29 seconds


August 6, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon of Walter Scott Wines. In this interview, Ken and Erica talk about how they each got into the wine business, as well as the huge support that surrounded them as they pursued Walter Scott Wines. They then go on to discuss the property they are situated on, the process of learning and understanding wine, and the various places they’ve worked with. The couple then speak about what is so special about the Willamette Valley, what they look for when forging relationships with others in the industry, and their involvement with Chardonnay. Towards the end of the interview, Ken and Erica talk about their winemaking philosophy (to show off the place with every vintage), their involvement in various industry organizations as a part of giving back to the community, the future for Walter Scott, and what they see for the future of the Oregon Wine Industry in general.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Walter Scott Wines on August 6, 2019.


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