This interview is with David Polite of Carlton Hill Vineyard. In this interview, David discusses how he got into wine after his education from Reed to Chemeketa, as well as how he acquired his land: “I just knew it was right.” He then goes on to talk about the uniqueness of his Eastern facing land, his grape growing and winemaking philosophies, as well as his business model. Towards the end of the interview, David speaks about the Yamhill Carlton AVA, changes to the Oregon Wine Industry, and his proudest accomplishments.

This interview was conducted at Carlton Hill Vineyard by Rich Schmidt on June 18, 2019.