This interview is with Mike Kuenz of David Hill Winery. In this interview, Mike talks about how he got into wine and eventually David Hill and his initial impressions. Along the way, he touches on his vision for David Hill, and what is unique about it. Towards the end of the interview, he speaks about what he sees for the future for himself, and David Hill.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at David Hill Winery on August 12, 2020.
This interview is with Chad Stock of Craft Wine Cellars in Carlton, OR. In this interview, Chad discusses how he naturally gravitated towards wine and always enjoyed the science part of the industry. He discusses his upfront approach with his ingredients, and states that “wine is not an alcoholic beverage it’s an agricultural product.” Chad then goes on to talk about the future for the Oregon Wine industry, as well as his own business. He believes that there will be a change in climate and culture that will result in sub AVAs breaking apart and establishing themselves with different grape varieties. Towards the end, Chad discusses his hopes to donate and turn his business into a non-profit organization to create an independently funded trade school to help people learn about the many aspects of the wine industry. He wants to create something that can be perpetuated for years and last generations beyond him.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Craft Wine Cellars on August 2nd, 2018.