Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 8 minutes 46 seconds


June 15, 2022


This interview is with Remy Drabkin of Remy Wines. This is a follow-up from our first interview with Remy back in 2017. In this interview, Remy speaks about Wine Country Pride and the upcoming Queer Wine Festival. She describes the process of putting the festival together, their objectives, and the community’s reactions so far. She tells us about the national attention the festival has received and the contributers they have from Oregon, Washington, and California. She also goes over what it is like being mayor of McMinnville, sharing some of the projects she’s working on and the new responsibilities she has.

Later, Remy talks about her own brand: Remy Wines. She discusses how her business has changed and what they are currently working on. She also goes over what it is like balancing her role as mayor, winemaker, festival coordinator, and queer individual. At the end, Remy speaks about the goals she has for herself, the wine industry, and the city of McMinnville.

To check out our first conversation with Remy follow the link:

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Remy Wines in Dayton on June 15, 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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