This interview is with Bill Wendover of Stonefield Vineyards. In this interview, Bill talks about how he got into the wine business, how he chose his property and its name, and the process of planting and growing grapes for the first time, including the challenges faced. Bill also speaks about the relationships he’s made with people in the OR wine industry, unique challenges to the area, friendships he’s made, and what appeals to him about the vineyard and winemaking processes. Towards the end of the interview, Bill touches on the difficulty in the divide within Oregon, the future for his business, for Oregon, and lastly offers his words of wisdom for people looking to enter the business.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Stonefield Vineyards on September 27, 2019.