Schmidt, Rich




1 hour 41 minutes


June 25, 2021


This interview is with Travis Todd of De La Boue Wines. In this interview, Travis speaks about his life before wine, including his work in the restaurant industry. He goes on to talk about his understanding of the Oregon Wine Industry prior to joining it versus his impression after he began working in Oregon. He also describes his first experiences in the industry, going over what lessons he found to be most valuable.

Later, Travis discusses starting De La Boue and building the brand. He talks about designing the label, the people who helped him along the way, and what their mission is. At the end, he speaks about 2020’s effect on the industry and his work, as well as, what he sees for the future of his business.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in Scholls, Oregon on June 25, 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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