Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 8 minutes 8 seconds


July 16, 2021


This interview is with Travis Bonilla of Bergström Wines. In this interview, Travis speaks about his career in winemaking and why he began working in the Oregon Wine Industry. He describes his wine education process, which included working harvest, developing his palate, and learning from mentors. He also talks about his winemaking style. He goes over how he became Assistant Winemaker at Bergström Wines and what it is like working there. Later, he discusses the challenges brought by COVID-19 and the 2020 fires. At the end, Travis goes over what trends and changes he sees in the industry, as well as, what advice he’d give to those interested in working with wine.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bergström Winery in Newberg on July 16, 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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