Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 16 minutes 45 seconds


April 3, 2023


This interview is with Michael Lichtenwalter of Lichtenwalter Vineyard. In this interview, Michael speaks about discovering a love of wine and following that to finding and purchasing a piece of property in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. He talks about all that went into transitioning the land to grapes, and learning how to farm.

Later, he talks about starting the Lichtenwalter brand, what kind of wine he wanted to make and how he has sold it so far. He talks about the growth in Ribbon Ridge and the industry in general, and about what comes next.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Lichtenwalter Vineyard in Newberg on April 3, 2023.


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


Terms of Use for work posted in DigitalCommons@Linfield.