Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 23 minutes 8 seconds


January 10, 2023


This interview is with Matt Vuylsteke of Amaterra Winery. In this interview, Matt speaks about growing up around wine in the Portland area and his subsequent study of winemaking and the industry at Oregon State.

Matt and his wife Nancy started 51Weeks Winemaking as a passion project while Matt worked in government and consulting related to wine sales.

Matt discusses working with the team at Amaterra to develop architecture and technology to support Amaterra’s gravity-flow winemaking technique, as well as his impressions of the Oregon wine industry past, present, and future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Amaterra Winery in Portland on January 10, 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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