Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 34 minutes 53 seconds


August 10, 2023


This interview is with Sam Stetser of Atlas Vineyard Management. In this interview, Sam speaks about his winding path to wine and to Oregon, starting with a childhood interest in agriculture. He describes working in fine dining and doing agriculture and viticulture in Colorado before finding his way to Oregon vineyard management.

He also talks about the work he does at Atlas, and how the growth of the industry has affected his work. And he looks ahead to what comes next.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Sam’s home in McMinnville on August 10, 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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