Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 39 minutes 55 seconds

Publication Date

August 2, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Steve and Kelley Styring of Styring Vineyards. In this interview, the couple talk about how they got into wine after falling in love with Oregon and eventually moving there. They talk about how they chose the property they reside on, moving from Dallas to Oregon, and how they tread slowly on their path to build an authentic life for themselves and their children. Steve then talks about the process of learning winemaking and grapegrowing, as well as what he hopes people take away from their wine. Towards the end of the interview, Kelley touches on their label derived from the Styring family crest, changes she’s seen in the area as well as the Oregon Wine Industry, challenges of being a small business in a rural location, the future of Styring, and some of their proudest moments of being within the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Styring Vineyards on August 2, 2019.


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