This interview is with Michael Lundeen of Lundeen Wines and Walnut City Wineworks. Michael talks about finding his way into wine and never looking back, progressing into work in winemaking, vineyard management and winery management. He talks about his family property just north of McMinnville and the vineyard there, and how important it is to him to be able to use those grapes in his work.
Later he talks about the evolution of his brand, Lundeen Wines, and some exciting things coming in the future. He talks about the changes he’s seen in Oregon and the challenges of the past few years, as well as what comes next for the industry.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Michael’s home in McMinnville on May 12, 2022.