Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 2 minutes 30 seconds


April 1, 2021


This oral history interview is with Sheryl WuDunn, Caroline Kristof, and Nick Kristof of Kristof Farms.

In this interview the family shared about the long history of Kristof Farms, and why they chose to plant grapes and cider apples on their property. Sheryl and Nick began with describing how they met, their work with the New York Times, and memorable projects they have worked on. They shared about their previous books, and specifically about their newest project which focuses on the working class in the U.S..

Later in the interview Caroline described graduating during a pandemic, and how she chose to return to her family farm to run their wine and cider business. She spoke about the steep learning curve, and her excitement for their first cider harvest.

The Kristof family finished the interview with their ideas for the future of the farm, and the future of Oregon.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on April 1, 2021 at Kristof Farms in Yamhill.


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


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