This interview is with Robert Henry of Pamplin Family Winery. In this interview, Robert speaks about getting his winery work started on the east coast before finding his way to California to continue his education and take his next steps in the industry. His formative time in California came at Pahlmeyer, where he helped produce wines he’s still proud of today.
Robert then talks about finding his way to Oregon and taking on the role at Pamplin. His focus has been on Cabernet from vineyards in Washington, while more recently taking on the Chardonnay and Pinot noir from the Oregon estate. He talks about his winemaking style and the various challenges he has overcome, as well as talking about the advice he gives to industry newcomers.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Pamplin Family Winery in Sherwood on February 27, 2023.