This interview is with Rachel Rose, the winemaker at Bryn Mawr Vineyards. In this interview, Rachel describes her unconventional upbringing, how she got into wine through her passion for the culinary world, the education she received, and her time studying Viticulture and Oenology in Australia. She then goes on to speak about what it was like coming to Oregon and working harvest at Ponzi and eventually making her way to help develop vineyards at Bryn Mawr. Later, Rachel talks about the Innovation Series at Bryn Mawr, work-life balance, and being a woman winemaker in the wine industry. Towards the end of the interview, Rachel touches on what she sees within the future, and what she has had to change over the past few months due to COVID-19. To conclude, she speaks of the changes in the Oregon wine industry since she started and what the role of wine in society is.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bryn Mawr on June 29, 2020.
This interview is with Jon and Kathy Lauer of Bryn Mawr Vineyards. In this interview, the couple speak about how they got into wine, the process of learning grape growing and winemaking, and how they got to Oregon and what they found unique about it. The couple then go in to talk about their vision for their winery and the steps they took to get there, what they want consumers to take away from their wines, and how they decided what they wanted to do with their vineyards. They describe how they chose the name Bryn Mar, what is unique about the Oregon wine industry’s collaborative spirit, and how they are adapting to the current pandemic. Towards the end of the interview, they reflect on what they see for the future of their business and the industry, as well as some of the changes they’ve seen to the industry since they first entered.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Bryn Mawr Vineyards on June 29, 2020.