Matt Berson


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 16 minutes 54 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


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 8th, 2019.


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