Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 7 minutes 38 seconds


August 20, 2020


This interview is with Kim Abrahams of Lingua Franca. In this interview, Kim begins with describing her journey into the wine industry after graduation. She first speaks of moving to Tasmania where she worked in the vineyard and learned more about Viticulture and Enology. Kim then goes on to speak about what it was like coming to Oregon and working harvest and then working as a cellar hand at Domaine Serene. Later, Kim goes into depth about her role at Lingua Franca, and what it has been like seeing the brand take off from the beginning. Towards the end of the interview, Kim touches on what she sees within the future, and what she has had to change over the past few months due to COVID-19. To conclude, she speaks of the changes in the Oregon wine industry since she started and describes wine’s role in society.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Lingua Franca on August 20, 2020.


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