Schmidt, Rich


46 minutes 52 seconds


March 6, 2020


This interview is with Steve Wilson. In this interview, Steve talks about how he got into the wine industry after being in the food and beverage industry for a long time. He speaks about his experiences at Salishan, how he learned about wine, the many experiences he gained, as well as what the Oregon Wine Industry looked like when he first entered. He goes on to talk about signing the lease on the Bay House, how he got to take it over and run it, and what he looks for when choosing wine. Towards the end of the interview, Steve shares his philosophy on hospitality, why the Bay House is so important, and what he sees for its future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at the Bay House on March 6, 2020.


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