This interview is with Jarad Hadi of Grape Ink Wines. In this interview, Jarad begins speaking about his interests before wine, including poetry, snowboarding, and traveling. He then talks about his initial interest in the wine industry and describes how he made his first wine. He goes on to discuss his wine and viticulture education in Bordeaux and what it was like getting his first jobs in the industry.
Later, Jarad speaks about why he chose to come to Oregon and begin his own vineyard. He talks about the nature of Oregon Wine and what it was like finding clients. He goes over his philosophy of wine making and grape growing, emphasizing the process of learning patience. He describes making wines for the future that can represent different years, in short, creating “living time capsules.”
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at North Plains on May 4, 2021.