GENERAL MANAGER & WINEMAKER
Phone: 503.538.6476 x5
Jesse has been farming (read: hoeing) and winemaking (read:cleaning) since he was 3 feet tall, assisting his parents in Santa Barbara County. Jesse’s formal winemaking training occurred at New Zealand’s Lincoln University while on a student exchange scholarship from Oregon State in 1999. A two-year stint as cellar rat for winemaker Bruce McGuire at Santa Barbara Winery rounded out his experience outside of Oregon.
At Lange Estate, Jesse joined the winemaking team in 2004, continuing the family legacy. His duties at the winery include winemaking, vineyard oversight, distribution, and general management. Jesse also serves on several industry boards including: President of Oregon Pinot Camp, former President of the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. He enjoys flyfishing, scuba-diving, running, and just about everything else halfway athletic and fully outdoors. And, of course, tossing a well-worn tennis ball for his personable Golden Retriever, Magnum “Maggie” Lange.