Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 20 minutes 33 seconds


June 20, 2023


This interview is with Lisa Zuniga of Citation WInes. In this interview, Lisa speaks about her initial interest in wine and starting her career at Firesteed Cellars. After holding a number of roles, she dove into vineyard management at a time when Firesteed was growing its vineyards.

She talks about her biggest learning curves, parts of the work she enjoys the most and figuring out her role on the fly. She also talks about seeing more women coming into the vineyard side of the industry and about her recent adventures with winemaking in Arizona.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Erratic Oaks Vineyard in Dallas on June 20, 2023.


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


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