Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 30 minutes 14 seconds


June 27, 2018

Interview Summary

This interview is 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 on June 27, 2018.


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