This interview is with Chris Lubberstedt of Winter’s Hill Estate. In this interview, Chris begins by speaking about his interest in the science behind wine. He describes his time in the Napa Valley, and what his reactions were when he began hearing about Oregon Pinot Noir. Chris talks about moving to Oregon, going to Portland State, and then entering the wine industry. He goes over his work at Cristom Vineyards, WillaKenzie, Dobbes Family Estate, Methven Family Vineyards, and now Winter’s Hill, as well as his own brand Stedt Wines. Throughout, Chris shares his experiences, his favorite moments, and his advice on what building a brand, winemaking style, and vineyard style takes.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Winter’s Hill Estate in Dayton on August 9, 2021.