INTERVIEWER

Schmidt, Rich

DURATION

1 hour 31 minutes 31 seconds

DATE

March 9, 2020

INTERVIEW SUMMARY

This interview is with Mélissa Rondeau and Greg McClellan of Suzor Wines. In this interview, the couple talk about their experience in wine and hospitality and eventually Oregon. They then go on to speak about their experiences abroad, and how that informed them starting their own label. They then speak about how they got the name, its vision, and what Greg’s winemaking philosophy and Mélissa’s business philosophy is. Towards the end of the interview, the couple describes what they want people to take away from their wines, where they see themselves and Suzor heading in the future, and where they see the future of the Oregon Wine Industry heading.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Speakeasy in McMinnville on March 9, 2020.

COMMENTS

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