Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 14 minutes 13 seconds


June 23, 2023


This interview is with Max Bruening of Ponzi Vineyards. In this interview, Max speaks about his journey to Oregon and his path to his current role of Ponzi’s associate winemaker.

Max talks about growing up in Michigan and his early passions in wine. He then dives into his travels that shaped his wine journey and winemaking style.

Max shares his love for the hard work of wine and talks about his personal aspirations in both wine and life.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood on June 23, 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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