This interview is with CJ and Elise McCollum of McCollum Heritage 91 Wines. In this interview, CJ and Elise speak about meeting in college as they were both pursuing their career passions – basketball for CJ and dentistry for Elise.
They talk about coming to Oregon after CJ was drafted by Portland, and their introduction to the Oregon wine scene. This eventually led to the start of their McCollum Heritage 91 wine brand and their purchase of 300 acres in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Their plans for that acreage and what they hope to accomplish through wine are also discussed.
CJ and Elise also talk about the future of wine in Oregon and what role they hope to play going forward.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Adelsheim Vineyard on July 19, 2022.