This interview is with Amy Prosenjak of A to Z Wineworks and the Linfield Board of Trustees. In this interview, Amy begins by describing how she got started in the wine industry, what her role is at A to Z Wineworks, and how she has contributed to Linfield programs. She discusses Linfield’s growth in the Wine discipline; beginning with a summer program, progressing to a minor, and then finally a major. Amy also speaks about the impact of COVID-19 and how it could permanently change how the Wine industry operates.
Later in the interview, Amy talks about what it takes if you want to be successful in this business. Her advice: show up, be present, and be visible. You have to be consistent and give the impression that you are interested, engaged, and hardworking. She finishes by describing her hopes for both the future of herself and the future of A to Z.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at A to Z Wineworks on January 15, 2021.
This interview is with Cheryl Francis, Sam Tannahill, Deb Hatcher, and Bill Hatcher, of A to Z Wineworks and REX HILL. Cheryl Francis, Sam Tannahill, Deb Hatcher, and Bill Hatcher are the founders of A to Z Wineworks and co-owners (with several partners, including San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) of REX HILL Vineyards and Winery. In the interview, the group discusses a wide range of topics, including their starts in the industry, international influences, how they all met in the first place, the ownership of REX HILL, and the future of Oregon.
This interview was conducted by Linfield College by Rachael Woody and Rich Schmidt at REX HILL Winery on June 3, 2016.
This interview is with Paul Hart, one of the original owners of Rex Hill Winery. In the interview, Hart talks about how he got into the wine industry, moving to the Willamette Valley, creating Rex Hill out of nothing, and what he’s been doing since leaving the industry.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on May 18, 2016.
This interview is with Sam Tannahill, who has been a part of multiple vineyards internationally and has been one of the owners of Rex Hill Winery since 2007. Tannahill discusses some of his experiences in the wine industry, other members of the wine culture, and what made him fall in love with Oregon.
This interview was conducted by David Baker in 2012.