This interview is with Gretchen Boock of Benton-Lane Winery. In this interview, Gretchen speaks about her unique introduction to the wine industry, and the leadership philosophy that has shaped her career. Despite difficult times, Gretchen is ready for whatever the future has in store for Benton Lane.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Benton-Lane Winery on August 19, 2021.


In this oral history interview, we talked with Steve Girard of Benton-Lane Winery. Steve talks about his early appreciation for wine and how he got hooked on Oregon Pinot Noir. He also discusses his journey of acquiring his unique property, planting his vines, and making his wine. One point that he emphasizes is that it takes a team, not a single person, to make a wine successful.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on June 27, 2018 at Benton-Lane Winery in Monroe, Oregon.

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