This interview is with Sam Poehlman of Jackson Family Wines Oregon. Sam talks about growing up in the Midwest and learning about food science and dairy, then being introduced to wine. Her summer internship at Argyle turned into a full-time job, and launched her into the Oregon wine industry.

She talks about the places she’s worked and her mentors along the way, particularly Tony Rynders. And she talks about going to work for Jackson Family Wines and where she sees the industry going in the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Jackson Family Wines in McMinnville on May 11, 2022.