This interview is with Steven Westby of Witness Tree Vineyard. In this interview, Steven speaks about his college life where his interest in wine began with a project on the grapevine. He goes on to talk about working in a wine shop, backpacking across Europe, and later returning to work as a wine buyer for another store. He discusses his work as Winemaker and Vineyard Manager for Witness Tree Vineyard, shares some stories about his time there, and describes his winemaking process. Later, he talks about what he sees changing in the Oregon Wine Industry, what he sees in the future of the Oregon Wine community, and what advice he has for those interested in working with wine.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Witness Tree Vineyard in Salem on May 19, 2021.