This interview is with Bree Stock of the Oregon Wine Board. In this interview, Bree talks about how she got into the wine industry through hospitality, as well as her education that “happened naturally as a way to understand where wine came from.” She speaks of the journey that led her to where she is now as a sommelier and living in Oregon. Bree goes on to talk about the “growing pains” of a region, her global perspectives on the Oregon Wine Industry, as well as her education that she received in becoming a sommelier, and master of wine. She then speaks about what it’s like judging wine, experience as a woman in a male-dominated industry, and the future for the Oregon Wine Industry.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on May 29, 2019.