Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 16 minutes 54 seconds


February 8, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Matt Berson of Portland Wine Company. In this interview, Matt talks about how he got into wine by being in the restaurant business, to becoming a winemaker himself and owner of Love and Squalor. He also talks about his travels, and how the different regions compare and contrast to one another in terms of wine. He then goes on to explain how he came up with the unique name of “Love and Squalor,” and how he came to the decision of what he wanted to produce. Matt later describes how he markets/sells his wine, the upcoming changes for his business, as well as the future of the Oregon Wine Industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Portland Wine Company on February 8, 2019.


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