Schmidt, Rich


59 minutes 45 seconds


June 26, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Veronique Boss-Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin Oregon. In this interview, Veronique first discusses how she got into wine after originally wanting to be a pianist— born into a wine family in Burgundy, France. She then goes on to discuss her education and how she ended up in Oregon. Further into the interview, Veronique talks about the people she worked with, the difficulties in balancing working between Burgundy and Oregon, and speaks about how she drew inspiration from Burgundy Pinot Noir to make it her own unique wine in Oregon. Towards the end of the interview, Veronique touches on the welcoming spirit the industry had, her proudest achievement, and her perspectives on the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on June 26, 2019.


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