This interview is with Cliff Robben of J. Christopher Wines. In this interview, Cliff speaks about his life before wine, including his interest in the FBI and his jobs in accounting. He goes on to describe his introduction to the Oregon Wine Industry and how his role grew from there. He talks about his positions at IPNC and Loosen Bros. and what his experience was like working for those wine organizations. Later, Jake discusses his work at J. Christopher. He goes over his initial role and how it has adapted. He also speaks about his current position as General Manager and what he sees as he looks ahead for himself, J. Christopher, and Oregon Wine.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at J. Christopher Wines in Newberg on June 10, 2021.
This interview is with Jay Somers, the owner/winemaker of J. Christophers. Jay starts the interview by talking about his interest of making alcohol by first starting in the beer industry with McMenamins. He goes on to talk about is growing interest in the wine industry and starting a winery. He also talks about his goals for the future and possible challanges the industry might face in the next decade.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at J. Christopher on August 30, 2017.