Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 33 minutes 57 seconds


April 4, 2023


This interview is with Matt Giraud. In this interview, Matt speaks about his time as a wine writer for Willamette Week and director of “Life In Vine,” a documentary about a year in the life of a handful of vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Matt gives his perspectives on the growth of Oregon wine from the mid-1990s into the early 2000s, a time of major change and evolution in the industry.

Additionally, Matt talks about his work with Les Garagistes, a group of home winemakers in Portland. Matt talks about the growth of his winemaking skills and how his appreciation for Oregon wine has increased as he has made more wine.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield University in McMinnville on April 4, 2023.


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