This interview is with Maddy Rausch of Bergström Wines. In this interview, Maddy speaks about a passion for food, drink, and nature leading her to follow the winemaking path. She talks about feeling at home at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and about her formal wine education, followed by her initial experiences in wineries in California and New Zealand.
An appreciation for Bergström wine led her to pursue an internship there, followed by a whirlwind path as cellarmaster, assistant winemaker, and winemaker. She talked about handling the increasing responsibility and about the challenges of recent vintages, as well as what she’s looking ahead to.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bergström Wines on March 8, 2023.
This interview is with Travis Bonilla of Bergström Wines. In this interview, Travis speaks about his career in winemaking and why he began working in the Oregon Wine Industry. He describes his wine education process, which included working harvest, developing his palate, and learning from mentors. He also talks about his winemaking style. He goes over how he became Assistant Winemaker at Bergström Wines and what it is like working there. Later, he discusses the challenges brought by COVID-19 and the 2020 fires. At the end, Travis goes over what trends and changes he sees in the industry, as well as, what advice he’d give to those interested in working with wine.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bergström Winery in Newberg on July 16, 2021.
This interview is with Josh Bergström of Bergström Wines. During this interview, Josh discusses his start in the industry, the foundation of the estate vineyard and his winemaking philosophy. He also talks about his Syrah project and the future of the winery.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bergström on April 23, 2018.