Schmidt, Rich


43 minutes 03 seconds


June 13, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Ray Nuclo of King Estate. In this interview, Ray answers the question “why grapes?” and talks about how he got into viticulture due to his commitment to sustainability within the industry. He then goes on to speak about challenges with being biodynamic at King Estate, his various responsibilities on and offsite, and a typical day during the growing season. Ray then goes on to talk about what he wants his grapes to express when made into King Estate wine, what he sees for the future, changes in the viticultural part of the industry, and advice to someone wanting enter the Oregon Wine Industry today.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at King Estate on June 13, 2019.


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