This interview is with Edwin Martinis of Mitchell Wine Group and Threemile Vineyard. In this interview, Edwin speaks about finding the wine industry by accident while he was teaching and coaching football, and about being immediately intrigued by wine and the wine industry.
He talks about his work selling wine and managing at a variety of places, and what brought him to Mitchell Wine Group. He also talks about his work at MWG and the purchase of Threemile Vineyard, and what comes next for him and his team.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Mitchell Wine Group in Portland on August 24, 2022.
This interview is with Joe Cushman of Threemile Vineyard. Joe talks about growing up in a wine family, and being surrounded by it – if not necessarily enamored with it – from a young age. He then talks about discovering a love of viticulture through horticulture, and developing his passion while attending Oregon State University.
Later, Joe talks about returning to the Columbia Gorge and working with a number of vineyards, even starting his own vineyard management company, before coming to work at Threemile. He talks about the development of the vineyard, and of the Gorge in general, and about his views on the future of Oregon wine.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Threemile Vineyard in The Dalles on June 3, 2022.
This oral history interview is with David Brown of Mitchell Wine Group and Threemile Vineyard. David talks about growing up in Portland and being intrigued by growing things and building businesses from an early age. He talks about starting the Mitchell Wine Group, building a team and his leadership philosophy.
Later, he talks about finding, purchasing and developing Threemile Vineyard in The Dalles, as well as looking at the future of the Oregon wine industry, specifically in the Columbia Gorge.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at David’s home in Wilsonville on April 7, 2022.