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ORAL HISTORY

Tracey Love


Blenheim Vineyards

Tracey Love began working at Blenheim Vineyards in 2012, marketing grass-fed beef and managing events at Blenheim Vineyard’s sister farm. In 2013, she became the wholesale wine distributor for Blenheim Vineyards. Love works with the Virginia Winery Distribution Company to self-distribute Blenheim Vineyard’s wine within the state of Virginia. She also managed winery events like the Blenheim Vineyard Wine Club.

In the middle of March 2020, Blenheim Vineyards closed to the public. During the Pandemic, Wholesale wine sales plummeted, and Love and her colleagues began selling wine on their website, shipping bottles to thirty-eight states. They also set up remote pickup locations for local buyers and a delivery service. Love continued to coordinate virtual events like virtual Wine Club and wine tastings. In July 2020, they opened their doors to the public with a limited schedule and reduced capacity.

Date of interview:
2020-07-30

Interviewer:
Annemarie Anderson

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