Celilo Vineyards Collection


“I didn’t know the first thing about wine grapes, didn’t even like wine. That’s all changed.”

This interview is with Rick Ensminger, the vineyard manager at Celilo Vineyards. He talks about his start in the wine industry in 1976, what it’s like growing grapes, the unique qualities of the Columbia Gorge and the future of the AVA.

This interview took place on June 10th, 2016 at Celilo Vineyards by Rachael Woody.

Interview Photos

Rick Ensminger   Rick Ensminger