Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 3 minutes 14 seconds


July 31, 2023


This interview is with Peter Adesman of Peter William Vineyard. In this interview, Peter speaks about discovering wine at a young age and starting to explore it while pursuing his medical education. Tasting groups and travel helped him engage with and understand the fine wines of the world.

After his career brought him back to Medford, he talks about starting Peter William Vineyard, choosing what to grow and make, and figuring out how to sell wine. He also talks about the evolution he’s seen in the region’s wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield University in McMinnville on July 31, 2023.


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


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