Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 19 minutes 4 seconds


March 10, 2022


This oral history interview is with Ray Walsh of Capitello Wines. Ray talks about growing up in New Zealand, discovering an enthusiasm for wine production in Europe, and then pursuing wine education and eventually coming to Oregon.

He then talks about working at King Estate, starting his own label and working on a variety of other projects. He also talks about the changes he’s seen in Oregon and how he’s handled the past couple difficult years.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Territorial Vineyards and Wine Company in Eugene on March 10, 2022.


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


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