Interview

This interview is with Ben Holland of Left Coast Cellars. In this interview, Ben shares how he got into wine and some of the lessons he’s learned throughout his years working at many different Oregon wineries.

Later in the interview, he goes on to talk about the challenges in 2020 that came with the pandemic and other changes he’s noticed in the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Linfield University Nicholson Library on June 13, 2022.


Interview

This interview is with Joe Wright of Left Coast Cellars. In this interview, Joe speaks about his upbringing, his early interests, and why he decided to move from Southern California to Oregon. He talks about learning the ins and outs of winemaking, as well as, his first experiences in the Oregon Wine Industry. He also shares stories and discusses memorable moments in his wine career. He goes on to talk about his growth as a winemaker and describes his style and philosophy when it comes to making wine.

Later, Jake describes his work at Left Coast Cellars. He also discusses his own label and what he has planned for his future. At the end, he offers advice for anyone interested in joining the world of wine.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Left Coast Cellars in Rickreall on June 15, 2021.