Jeff Mar Interview
30 minutes 52 seconds
Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Jeff Mar of Galaxy Wine Company. The interview took place at the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon on March 24, 2017.
Jeff Mar is the regional salesperson for Galaxy Wine Company in Portland, Oregon. Galaxy Wine Company was started in 1999 by Bob Liner and Matt Elsen. The company is a wholesaler, distributor, and importer of fine wines. Today the company represents over 400 producers from around the world and works with restaurants and retailers all over Oregon. In this interview, Mar talks about his roundabout way into the wine industry and the unique challenges of selling wine. He also discusses the impact of distribution on the Oregon wine industry.
Mar, Jeff, "Jeff Mar Interview" (2017). Browse All Oregon Wine Industry Businesses Oral History Interviews. Video File. Submission 5.
Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.