Clare Carver and Brian Marcy Interview



Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 19 minutes 24 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Clare Carver and Brian Marcy of Big Table Farm. The interview took place at Big Table Farm in Gaston, Oregon on May 28, 2019.

Clare Carver and Brian Marcy are the owners of Big Table Farm. In this interview, Carver and Marcy discuss how they got into the Oregon wine industry after moving from California to Oregon. Marcy discusses his love for wine after transitioning from being a beermaker, as well as its natural pairing to food as a big part of his lifestyle. Carver speaks about the marketing side of wine and how she found her place in the industry, as well as how she and Marcy approached their business and the challenges/lessons that came with starting their own business. Carver and Marcy also discuss their work with biochar, their views on the land, and how they got their wine label. They conclude the interview by discussing their marketing techniques, growth, plans for the future, and what they see for the future of the Oregon wine industry.


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