Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 51 minutes 48 seconds


December 4, 2019


This interview is with Will Hamilton of Violin Wines. In this interview, Will speaks about how he got interested in wine and ended up in Oregon, why he chose Pinot Noir, and how he learned the craft. He goes on to speak about how he started the brand name, why he chose certain grapes to use, and how his wine making philosophy has changed over the years. Towards the end of the interview, will talks about the changes he’s seen in the industry, the future for Violin, and the future for the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Will’s home in McMinnville on December 4, 2019.


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