Interviewer

Schmidt, Rich

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes 14 seconds

Date

June 27, 2018

Interview Summary

In this oral history interview, we talked with Steve Girard of Benton-Lane Winery. Steve talks about his early appreciation for wine and how he got hooked on Oregon Pinot Noir. He also discusses his journey of acquiring his unique property, planting his vines, and making his wine. One point that he emphasizes is that it takes a team, not a single person, to make a wine successful.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Benton-Lane WInery in Monroe, Oregon on June 27, 2018.

Comments

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