This interview is with Janis Pate with Arlyn Vineyard. She spoke about her time working in risk management at Disney, and what led her to join the wine industry. Janis described why she ended up in Oregon, and how she chose the land and varieties. She spoke of her initial goals for Arlyn Vineyard, and about her decision to farm biodynamicaly.
Later, Janis spoke about the affects of the Pandemic and the 2020 fires during harvest, as well as the challenges that come with being a new brand. She gave her advice for starting a brand and joining the wine industry. Towards the end of the interview she looked to her future, and spoke about some of her greatest accomplishments so far.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Arlyn Vineyard on May 25, 2021.