This interview is with Emily Terrell of Brittan Vineyards. In this interview, Emily speaks about her path into the Wine Industry. She talks about several of the places she’s worked, such as New Zealand and France as well as what it was like working in the lab, in harvest, and eventually in the cellar. She goes over why she wanted to be a winemaker and why she chose to work in Oregon. She describes her role at Brittan and how her position grew from cellar hand to associate winemaker.
Later, Emily discuses her style of precision winemaking and how she makes site-expressive wines. She also speaks about women in the industry, what it’s like working with clients, and what effects COVID-19 and the 2020 Oregon fires had on her work.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Brittan Tasting Room in McMinnville on April 22, 2021.