Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 27 minutes 45 seconds


June 21, 2021


This interview is with Tom Schaad of August Cellars. In this interview, Tom tells the story of August Cellars. He goes over starting the business, choosing the land, and building their clientele. He talks about his mission for the brand, describing it as a “Tuesday night wine” and notes the steps they have taken to reach their goals. Later, Tom speaks about his role as Facility Manager at August Cellars. He also talks about the nature if the Oregon Wine communities and why Oregon’s industry is unique. At the end, he describes what the future looks like for him, August Cellars, and the industry as a whole.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at August Cellars in Newberg on June 21, 2021.


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


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