This interview is with Scott and Annie Shull of Raptor Ridge Winery. In this interview, the couple talk about how they came into the wine industry: “it sort of chose me, or chose us.” They initially had no intention of getting into the production side of the industry, but their passion and enthusiasm led the way. Scott talks about how they ended up in Oregon, and their initial impressions of the Oregon Wine Industry, as well as how he balanced two full time jobs before moving full-time into the industry. The couple also discuss the challenges faced during their time in the industry, for example, the challenge of not competing with one another, greatly improved the quality of Oregon wine. Annie also talks about her education and role she played in the industry, what it’s like to sell wine, and the various institutions she is a part of. Towards the end, they speak about the changes they’ve seen in the Oregon Wine Industry, as well as the future for both the industry and their own business.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Raptor Ridge Winery on January 21st, 2019.