This interview is with Dan Duryee of Lady Hill Winery. Dan was a semi-professional soccer player turned elementary school science teacher before finally discovering winemaking. In this interview, Dan speaks about beginning his wine journey working in restaurants and getting a job in Cana’s Feast Winery, where he stayed for 11 years. He also discusses his current role as Winemaker at Lady Hill Winery. Dan compares his work as a wine seller versus a winemaker, and explains how his chemist background adds to his style. He talks about how the Oregon palate has progressed throughout his 16 years in the industry and what he expects to see in the future of Oregon winemaking.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Nicholson Library on June 6, 2022.