Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 33 minutes 25 seconds


July 18, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Sheri Hood of The Pressing Plant Wines. In the interview, Sheri talks about how she got into wine, as well as her experiences in the music industry. She then talks about her education at UC Davis and the various places she travelled to gain experience in the wine industry. Towards the end of the interview, Sheri talks about the decision to start her own label, her choices in the wines’ names, winemaking philosophy, and marketing strategy. To end, Sheri describes the similarities between the music and wine industry, advice for someone looking to enter the wine industry, and reflects on the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Sheri’s home in Portland on July 18, 2019.


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