Interview

This interview is with Kate Claunch of Antica Terra Winery. In this interview, Kate speaks about how a love for food and Europe led her to begin her wine education. She talks about beginning her Sommelier career with the esteemed Yellowstone Club Ski Resort in Montana where she learned the ins and outs of the trade and eventually became lead Sommelier. She describes her time spent studying, traveling in Italy where she earned her masters, and working in wineries.

At the end, she talks about her decision to move to Oregon. She describes her work at Antica Terra and also offers advice to other people curious about working in the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Nicholson Library on June 8th, 2022.


Interview

This interview is with Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra and is in two parts. In part one, Maggie talks about her life before wine, including travel and work in international relations and conflict resolution. She also talks about learning about wine by working in fine dining, and becoming enamored.

Deciding that she had to try her hand at making wine, Maggie tells of finding her way to California and landing at Sine Qua Non. She talks at length of her work there, lessons learned and the mentorship and ethos that formed her winemaking style and philosophy. She then talks of how she found her way to Oregon and about the path of starting/growing Antica Terra.

In part two, Maggie talks more in depth about “making the most beautiful choice” at every stage of winemaking, and what that means for the business and team at Antica Terra. In addition, she talks about where Antica Terra fits in the Oregon wine industry, and her perceptions of the growth and evolution of that industry.

These interviews were conducted by Rich Schmidt at Antica Terra in Dundee on April 13, 2022 and May 12, 2022.