This interview is with AJ Trommello and Katie McConnell of Throughline Wines. In this interview, the couple speak about their wine journeys, which both began on the east coast. They talk about meeting in in Atlanta, Georgia while they were both pursuing law – Katie still practices while AJ is now what he calls a “retired lawyer.” The two describe first coming to Oregon on a whim where the wine community quickly blew them away. They also tell us about finding their vineyard space in Gaston, the story behind their label name, announcing their new brand Throughline Wines, and AJ discusses taking the WSET 3 exam in 2020.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Cancilla Vineyard in Gaston on July 20, 2022.