Schmidt, Rich


39 minutes 29 seconds


July 11, 2022


This interview is with Michael Wheeler of PDX Wine. In this interview, Michael speaks about life as a wine importer and distributor. He tells us that he first realized his love of wine in New York where he began doing tastings on his own. He talks about following his passion for wine and moving out to Oregon where he found a lot of personality and joy in supporting the many small wineries here. He also shares with us his love of Spanish wines and his interest in bringing more of them to the state. Later, Michael discusses the decision to start PDX Wines in 2011, the success so far, and the goals he has for the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Michael’s house in Portland on July 11, 2022.


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


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