Schmidt, Rich


57 minutes 20 seconds


January 31, 2020


This interview is with Nicholas Keeler of Authentique Wine. In this interview, Nicholas speaks about how he got into the wine industry after growing up in what is now known as Keeler Estate. He talks about the various jobs he worked, the experiences he’s gained, and the vision for starting Authentique Wine. Nicholas goes on to explain what Authentique means to him and what he wants people to get out of his wines. Towards the end of the interview, he reflects on changes he’s seen within the Oregon Wine Industry, what he sees within the future for himself and his brand, as well as the Oregon Wine Industry at large. To conclude, he offers inspiring words of wisdom to someone looking to enter the wine industry today.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Keeler Estate on January 31, 2020.


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