Title

Mike and Robin Murto Interview

Media

Interviewer

Schmidt, Rich

Document Type

Video File

Duration

44 minutes 58 seconds

Publication Date

7-5-2018

Disciplines

Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology

Abstract

This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Mike and Robin Murto of Murto Vineyard. The interview took place at Murto Vineyard in Dundee, Oregon on July 5, 2018.

Mike and Robin Murto are owners and vineyard managers of Murto Vineyard. In this interview, the Murtos discuss why they chose to grow grapes and the difficulties in taking care of the land alongside their day jobs. The Murtos' unique trait is that they do all the pruning and tractor work themselves, making their grapes one-of-a-kind. The couple discusses the challenges seen within the wine industry, as well as their hopes for the industry.

Comments

Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.

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