This interview is with Travis Todd of De La Boue Wines. In this interview, Travis speaks about his life before wine, including his work in the restaurant industry. He goes on to talk about his understanding of the Oregon Wine Industry prior to joining it versus his impression after he began working in Oregon. He also describes his first experiences in the industry, going over what lessons he found to be most valuable.
Later, Travis discusses starting De La Boue and building the brand. He talks about designing the label, the people who helped him along the way, and what their mission is. At the end, he speaks about 2020’s effect on the industry and his work, as well as, what he sees for the future of his business.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt in Scholls, Oregon on June 25, 2021.
This interview is with Julia Cattrall of Great Oregon Wine Company. She began the interview with what life looked like growing up on her family’s farm, and later discussed her education and what got her into wine. Julia shared about working her first harvest and the steep learning curve of winemaking. She worked at Lumos and Ransom where she learned more about the wine industry and at Ransom learned about making Spirits. Julia spoke of what she enjoyed about working with spirits at Ransom. She walked through the process of vermouth and discussed the complexities of the spirit and how it crosses over with wine.
Later, Julia explained why she continues to stay in the Oregon wine industry and how she continues to develop her palate. She spoke about what brought her to Duck Pond and what her role is today. Next, Julia spoke about the changes in Oregon wine and looked ahead to the future. To conclude, she shared her advice for joining the wine industry.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on June 11, 2021 at Duck Pond Cellars.