Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 8 minutes 9 seconds


November 7, 2019


This interview is with Neal Hulkower, of the Oregon Wine Press. In this interview, Neal speaks about how he got into wine, with his exposure dating all the way back to his childhood. Along with getting is PhD in applied mathematics and the many other jobs he had, Neal found that wine and math paired perfectly together, and decided to write about the two. He goes on to speak about some of his favorite articles that he’s wrote, the responses he’s gotten from his readers, and his time working at White Rose and Chehalem. Towards the end of the interview, Neal touches on his experiences working with Jesús Guillén, writing for AHIVOY, the future for the Oregon Wine Industry, and his future plans for his own writing career. To end, he offers words of wisdom for those seeking to enter the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on November 7, 2019.


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