Steve Girard


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 30 minutes 14 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


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 on June 27, 2018 at Benton-Lane WInery in Monroe, Oregon.


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