Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 51 minutes 48 seconds


June 29, 2020


This interview is with Rachel Rose, the winemaker at Bryn Mawr Vineyards. In this interview, Rachel describes her unconventional upbringing, how she got into wine through her passion for the culinary world, the education she received, and her time studying Viticulture and Oenology in Australia. She then goes on to speak about what it was like coming to Oregon and working harvest at Ponzi and eventually making her way to help develop vineyards at Bryn Mawr. Later, Rachel talks about the Innovation Series at Bryn Mawr, work-life balance, and being a woman winemaker in the wine industry. Towards the end of the interview, Rachel touches on what she sees within the future, and what she has had to change over the past few months due to COVID-19. To conclude, she speaks of the changes in the Oregon wine industry since she started and what the role of wine in society is.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bryn Mawr on June 29, 2020.


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