This interview is with Alex Cabrera of Results Partners. In this interview, Alex speaks about the experiences that sent him into the world of wine, starting with his time studying at Oregon State. He describes furthering his knowledge of grapes, wine, and vineyards until he was capable to begin working in the industry. He also discusses how vineyard management and winemaking work together, emphasizing that you don’t just work with vines, but with people.
He talks about his role as Director of Vineyard Operations at Results Partners and what his job entails. He speaks about working with clients in order to meet their goals, advocating for them, and being adaptable throughout the process. He ends by going over what he hopes for the future of himself and Results Partners, as well as, his predictions for the future of the vineyard industry as a whole.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Alex’s home in Sherwood on February 24, 2021.
This interview is with Daniel Fey of Results Partners. In this interview, Daniel speaks about growing up in Switzerland and moving to Oregon where he eventually purchased land and began vineyard management. He describes his role as president of Results Partners, and what it is like working at RP. He also talks about the importance of balancing his role as farmer and service provider in order to make Results Partners successful.
Daniel discusses what he values and looks for in his workers, expressing the importance of common sense, hard work, and talent. He goes on to describe the relationship between him and his crew members, as well as, what the day to day life at Results Partners looks like.
Throughout the interview he brings up several of his vineyard and life philosophies, including: “The safest place for a ship is in the harbor, but that’s not what it’s built for.” He also goes over how to be a competitor, what it takes to be an effective leader, and what to look for when you’re building a business and hiring workers.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Daniel’s Farm in Yamhill on February 24, 2021.
This interview is with Evan Bellingar of Bellingar Estates and Results Partners. In this interview, Evan speaks about knowing he wanted to work in the world of wine before the had ever tried it. He discusses taking horticulture and viticulture courses at Oregon State and how his knowledge of the industry grew.
Evan describes the nature of the Oregon Wine industry, noting how many diverse people, roles, and products function within the industry. He talks about the relationship between vineyard managers and winemakers, whose cooperation can bring about small, yet critical change in the industry.
Later, Evan describes his role as Director of Vineyard Operations at Results Partners, as well as, the building of Bellingar Estates. He discusses how they began the project, how their plans for Bellingar Estates have changed, and what they hope for in the future.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bellingar Estates in Newberg on February 9, 2021.
This interview is with Jose Lopez of Results Partners. In this interview, Jose talks about his experience in the Oregon Wine Industry, including his first impressions of Oregon and what his first jobs in the vineyards were like. He speaks about his jobs before Results Partners and how he learned about viticulture. He took viticulture courses, went from working general labor to servicing equipment at WillaKenzie, and then he began training new operators and testing new equipment.
Later, Jose describes getting several offers to manage vineyards. He finally accepted when Results Partners called. He talks about how his position in the industry has given him the ability to make a living doing something he enjoys and has given him the tools to help others.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Results Partners in McMinnville on February 8, 2021.
This interview is with Leigh Bartholomew, the current Director of Viticulture at Results Partners. In this interview, Leigh talks about her start in the industry, working in the vineyard and her personal label. Leigh also discusses the future of the Oregon wine industry and changes in vineyard management over the years.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on April 25, 2017 at Linfield College in the Nicholson Library.
This interview is with Evan Bellingar, general manager at Results Partners, a vineyard management division of Oregon Vineyard Supply. Bellingar talks about the qualities of a successful vineyard site and some of his experiences in the industry.
This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs in 2007.