This interview is with Emily Miller of Leah Jørgensen Cellars. In this interview, Emily speaks about her journey in the Wine Industry, beginning with her experience at Cal Poly where she studied wine, viticulture, and enology. She talks about the internships she did while at school, which included working at Stolo Vineyards, a micro boutique winery. From there she described what it was like working in Australia and why she chose to come work in Oregon.

Later, Emily discusses her work in Oregon, going over her time at Soter and Ponzi. She also talks about her work with AHIVOY, a non-profit aiming to empower vineyard workers. At the end, Emily talks about her new role as Cellar Assistant at Leah Jørgensen Cellars. She discusses what she hopes to accomplish there, as well as, what she is hoping to have in her future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Emily’s home in Newberg on July 20, 2021.


NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the last five minutes of this interview were unfortunately lost.

This interview is with Leah Jørgensen, owner and winemaker of Leah Jørgensen Cellars. Leah starts the interview by talking about how she got into the wine industry on the east coast and what drew her to Oregon. She then goes on to talk about working at Erath Winery and the challenges of starting her own label. She ends the interview with a captivating discussion on being a woman in the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Portland on August 23, 2017.

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