Interview (Rollin and Corby 2018)
This interview is with Rollin and Corby Soles, owners of ROCO Winery. In this interview, the couple discusses how they found themselves in the wine industry. Rollin talks about the various places he worked and how he traveled around the world working in the wine industry, and later settling down permanently to the Willamette Valley. The couple discusses why they chose to make sparkling wine, chardonnay, and later pinot noir. They talk about their decision to start ROCO and the reasons why this vineyard is so unique. Rollin and Corby later go on to speak about their wine making and marketing philosophies, the future of ROCO, and finally the future of the Oregon Wine Industry itself.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at ROCO Winery on August 8th, 2018.
Interview (Jarod 2018)
This interview is with Jarod Sleet, the Assistant Winemaker at ROCO Winery in Newberg, Oregon. During this interview, Jarod talks about how food led him to a career in wine, his first harvest and his passion for sparkling wine. He also discusses his involvement in the Red, White and Black Documentary.
This interview was conducted by Stephanie Hofmann at ROCO Winery on July 16th, 2018.