This interview is with Mike and Kristy Thayer of Pete’s Mountain Vineyard and Winery. In this interview, Mike and Kristy speak about their interest in viticulture coming from an interest in a rural lifestyle, and planting grapes with the idea of farming and selling them only. Encounters with their neighbors at Campbell Lane Winery and with Laurent Montalieu convinced them to start making their own wine, and opening their doors to sell wine.

The Thayers also talk about the meaningful parts of the industry for themselves, and the relationships they’ve built, as well as what might come next.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Pete’s Mountain Vineyard and Winery in West Linn on July 21, 2023.