This interview is with Julia Cattrall of Great Oregon Wine Company. She began the interview with what life looked like growing up on her family’s farm, and later discussed her education and what got her into wine. Julia shared about working her first harvest and the steep learning curve of winemaking. She worked at Lumos and Ransom where she learned more about the wine industry and at Ransom learned about making Spirits. Julia spoke of what she enjoyed about working with spirits at Ransom. She walked through the process of vermouth and discussed the complexities of the spirit and how it crosses over with wine.

Later, Julia explained why she continues to stay in the Oregon wine industry and how she continues to develop her palate. She spoke about what brought her to Duck Pond and what her role is today. Next, Julia spoke about the changes in Oregon wine and looked ahead to the future. To conclude, she shared her advice for joining the wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt on June 11, 2021 at Duck Pond Cellars.


This interview is with Dai Crisp of Lumos. In this interview, Dai discusses what got him into viticulture, how he learned about growing grapes, and the early challenges that he faced in doing so. He also talks about his early decision to farm organically and the difficulties in that decision, how he manages his relationships within the wine industry, and the idea behind Lumos. Towards the ending of the interview, Dai offers his perspectives of the future for his business as well as the Oregon Wine Industry, and shares his proudest accomplishments.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Lumos Wine Company on July 3, 2019.

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