Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 3 minutes 36 seconds


June 8, 2021


This interview is with Kimberly Conyers of BitCork. In this interview, Kimberly speaks about her experiences with Oregon Wine – the good and the bad. She talks briefly about her life before wine and then goes over all the jobs she’s had in the industry, including her work at Eola Hills, BitCork, Archer, and Pioneer Packaging. She describes her work on the buying side, selling side, and packaging side. She also compares being a buyer to being a seller, and describes the hardest parts of distributing. She goes over what stories resonate with others and what stories get people sales. At the end, Kimberly discusses COVID-19 and what short-term and long-term changes she foresees in the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Cafe du Berry in Portland on June 8, 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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