Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 30 minutes 53 seconds


August 30, 2022


This interview is with Whitney Schubert of Polaner Selections. In this interview, Whitney speaks about coming to Linfield as a student and finding an interest in the local wine industry. From there she talks about getting into wine sales and distribution before taking over as the executive director of the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC).

She talks at length about her time with IPNC, as well as her decision to leave and move to New York to work with Polaner. She also talks about watching Linfield’s wine program grow and what comes next for her.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in the Nicholson Library at Linfield University on August 30, 2022.


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


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