Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 24 minutes 02 seconds


November 14, 2019


This interview is with Shelby Perkins, of Perkins Harter. In this interview, Shelby talks about how she found wine after being a nuclear waste lawyer and wanted to make a change that served her creative passions. She then goes on to speak about how she came to Oregon and her journey to her wine label, including the unique label art that she chose to be a part of her story. Shelby touches on her relationship to the land and as a stewardess of the land, and shares her low intervention philosophy of winemaking. Towards the end of the interview, she speaks about the role of wine for people, the future of her business, and offers words of wisdom to people looking to enter the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Perkins Harter on November 14, 2019.


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