Schmidt, Rich


59 minutes 02 seconds


July 16, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Mary Olson of Airlie Winery. In this interview, Mary talks about why she chose wine, and how she got exposed to Pinot Noir after moving to Oregon. She then goes on to talk about how she ended up at Airlie after helping out with the 1996 harvest. Mary then goes on to speak about her business philosophy, and what it means to have a women-owned-and-operated brand. Towards the end of the interview, she discusses changes she’s seen to the wine industry, what she sees for the future of Airlie, and the Oregon Wine Industry at large.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Airlie Winery on July 16, 2019.


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