This interview is with Joan Drabkin, who has been involved with the Oregon wine industry at multiple times. She talks about being friends with the early wine pioneers, working at Nick’s and being involved with the start of IPNC. Joan also talks about her daughter, Remy Drabkin being in the wine industry and starting her own winery, Remy Wines.

This interview took place on June 26, 2017 at Nicholson Library in Linfield College and was conducted by Rich Schmidt.


Nick Peirano and Joan Drabkin were interviewed as part of the project, “The Pinot Chronicles: 25 Years of Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration.” This video was sponsored and conducted by the Linfield College Center for the Northwest.

This interview was conducted by Jeff Peterson in the summer of 2010.


This interview is with Nick Peirano, owner of Nick’s Italian Cafe in McMinnville, Oregon. Peirano discusses how his business got involved in the wine industry, his relationships with the early winemakers, and offers his unique perspective on how the industry has evolved over the years.

This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs on December 13, 2007.

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