Stewart Boedecker and Athena Pappas


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


44 minutes 21 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


Due to technical difficulties, the sound and video at times are distorted, but in no way detracts from this amazing interview.

This interview is with Stewart Boedecker & Athena Pappas, owners/winemakers of Boedecker Cellars, an urban winery in Portland, Oregon. They start the interview talking about what drew them to the wine industry and why the decided to make wine in Portland. They then talk about their different styles of winemaking and Athena talks about what it’s like being a business woman in 2017.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on August 16, 2017 at Boedecker Cellars


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