Thomas Houseman


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


49 minutes 40 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Thomas Houseman, winemaker of Anne Amie Vineyards. In this interview, Thomas tells the story of how he came to love winemaking: from being a professional dancer, to brewing beer, to finally wine. He goes on to discuss how his creative side informs his winemaking, as it is very much like dancing. Thomas explains how his wines are unique—his acid driven blends can be easily spotted as a common thread throughout his wines. He then goes on to discuss the future of the Oregon wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Anne Amie Vineyards on June 19th, 2018.


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