Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 19 minutes 4 seconds


June 9, 2022


This interview is with Tom Caruso of Pray Tell Wines. In this interview, Tom shares the journey of Pray Tell, including how the label got its name. He talks about his life before wine back when he edited psychology books and then goes into his exploration into the Oregon wine world. He also speaks about his childhood where he helped his father make wine in Philadelphia.

Later, Tom describes his wine education so far, talks about the different blends he’s experimented with, and let’s us know what he sees in the future of Oregon wine. Also at the end, Tom answers the very important question: Pat’s of Geno’s?

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Pray Tell Wines in McMinnville on June 9th, 2022.


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


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