This interview is with Nicholas Gates of Gresser Vineyard. In this interview, Nicholas speaks about growing up and making wine with his father Paul Gates, who was educated in wine and started Gresser Vineyard. Nicholas describes both his formal and informal education, going over the interests he had before wine, what he learned from his father, and the different jobs he’s worked in the industry. Later, he discusses the work he is doing now at Gresser Vineyard. He talks about their unique tasting room style, business philosophy, and interaction with clients. Nicholas also speaks about working with his daughter on the Vineyard, the current projects they are working on, and their hopes for the future at Gresser Vineyard.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Gresser Vineyard in Cornelius on May 28, 2021.