This interview is with Mike and Robin Murto, owners of Murto Vineyard. In this interview, Mike and Robin discuss why they chose to grow grapes, and the difficulties in taking care of the land alongside their day jobs. Mike and Robin’s unique trait is that they do the work themselves; making their grapes one of a kind. The couple discusses the challenges seen within the wine industry, as well as the hope for the future. Robin ends with stating that the wine industry is filled with wonderful people, and hopes that the next generation can develop the same kind of community that she was a part of.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on July 5th, 2018.