Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 21 minutes 31 seconds


April 28, 2021


This interview is with Kristen Marchesi of Beck Family Estates. In this interview, Kristin talks about growing up around wine and eventually entering the industry herself. She goes over some over her original interests, including theater and the culinary world, and explains how she began working for her dad, who was running a winery. She describes what it was like working as the daughter of the company’s owner and the challenges that came with that. She speaks about learning the sales ropes and figuring out how to sell biodynamic wine.

Kristin talks about the nature of marketing biodynamic wine and customer response to it. She also discusses what it was like when her dad sold the winery and what she found herself doing after that. Later, she speaks about her work at Beck Family Estates and how being at home during quarantine affected her work.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Abbott Claim Winery in Carlton on April 28, 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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