Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 53 minutes 43 seconds


December 18, 2019


This interview is with Vincent Fritzsche of Vincent Wine Company. In this interview, Vincent answers the question “why wine,” talking about where his interests came from, his prior career, and how he came to Oregon. He goes on to speak about how he decided to start his own label, started the Portland Wine Project, and his winemaking philosophy. Towards the end of the interview, Vincent reflects on the future of the industry and where he sees himself in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on December 18, 2019.


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