Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 34 minutes 15 seconds


March 9, 2023


This interview is with Ryan Sharp of Enso Winery. In this interview, Ryan speaks about finding a passion for wine in the Sierra foothills, and planning to have a small vineyard as a retirement project. Upon moving to Portland, he saw the ability to start the project sooner and started Enso, an urban winery and wine bar.

Ryan also speaks about his days as a touring musician, the ethos of Enso, and the incredible challenges of 2020. He also talks about deciding which wines to make and why, some of his hits and misses, and what comes next.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Enso Winery in Portland on March 9, 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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