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2018 Soft Opening of Grand Tasting Hall

Introducing The Grand Tasting Hall

It is with great excitement that the Lange Family welcomes visitors to the next era of wine tasting and hospitality at Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards. After commemorating 30 years of winemaking and winegrowing in Oregon’s prestigious Dundee Hills AVA, Don, Wendy and Jesse Lange open the doors to a state-of-the-art Grand Tasting Hall that pays homage to the inspiring Pacific Northwest beauty that surrounds the estate. We invite you to join us for our soft opening this Winter and Spring.
Come in, taste, and enjoy a Lange experience before our Grand Opening and kick-off to Oregon Wine Month on May 5th, 2018. 

Fashioning The New Wing

It was thirty years ago when Don and Wendy Lange moved into the hills above Dundee and became one of the early-established wineries in the state of Oregon. Today, they and second-generation winemaker Jesse Lange commemorate this anniversary by opening a new tasting room to better accommodate continued growth in Willamette Valley wine country traffic.

The new wing of Lange Estate Winery will not only increase space for hosting casual and private seated tastings, but it includes plans for a larger laboratory footprint, room for production to expand, and an opportunity for more food and wine experiences with a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen.

The Lange’s partnered with Portland based Holah Design + Architecture, a firm the family selected for their commitment to bringing-to-life ideas that are rooted in the Pacific Northwest. Plus, the two companies have a history. In the mid-2000’s, the Lange’s partnered with the team at Holah Design to construct their West Wing building – a second barrel room and formal tasting room, as well as administrative offices.

Working in concert with the Lange’s and Holah Design was O’Brien & Company, a design/build construction firm that specializes in wineries and utilizes green construction. They pride themselves on understanding the dream of their clients to “live and work in your passion.” This characteristic is of particular importance as Don & Wendy have lived onsite since they first opened the tasting room in their basement in 1987.

With the Grand Opening Celebration scheduled to launch Lange Estate into the summer season, the hospitality wing will add on significant square footage in the form of an elegant tasting hall, accompanied by a large deck overlooking older blocks of the estate vineyard with Mount Hood peeking out in the distance.

Visitors to Oregon’s wine country may see experience the new wing in person this winter and spring as Lange Estate Winery’s Grand Tasting Hall will enjoy a seasonal soft opening with tastings offered daily from 11am to 5pm.

 

For more information, visit www.langewinery.com or call 503-538-6476.

Save The Date

Join the Lange Family and staff for a Grand Opening Celebration of the Grand Tasting Hall on May 5th, 2018. This special event will launch us into the summer season and is timed to coincide with Oregon Wine Month. Throughout the month of May, we will be hosting a series of special events and experiences – starting with our Grand Opening Celebration!

A Sparkling Wine Surprise For The Holidays

2015 Mia Mousseux Brut Rosé

The 2015 vintage marked Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard’s first foray into sparkling wine production. Perennial fans of all bubbles, the Lange Family began farming the upper Mia Block of their estate vineyard during the 2014 growing season with an eye toward grooming those vines expressly for their first Methode Champenoise Brut Rosé.

With the advent of an early harvest in 2015, the Lange’s were ready to get cracking on a bountiful vintage and this new project. Long sunny days and overnight temperatures that registered higher than normal assured them of full, complex flavors and beautifully ripened fruit. The Dijon clone Pinot noir and Chardonnay that we had lovingly tended for sparkling was harvest under clear skies and perfect conditions.

The resultant wine traveled from vine to cellar to tirage where the blend of 75% Pinot noir and 25% Chardonnay aged in bottle for 24 months. Fast forward to summer of 2017, after months of sampling, the Lange’s decided it was time to disgorge and place their inaugural sparkling wine under cork and capsule.

On August 22, 2017, the Lange’s completed the final process of disgorgement, dosage, corking and labeling of their vintage 2015 Mia Mousseux Brut Rosé. Aptly named for Wendy Mia Lange, who cherishes a good bottle of brut, and whose vineyard block grew the grapes for this maiden bottling.

For the Lange Estate Family, this new addition to their wine portfolio continues to exemplify an adoration and respect of the Burgundian varietals they have focused on growing and crafting in their 30 years in Oregon’s Dundee Hills.

Purchase Today
Lange Estate Winery New Release 2015 Mia Mousseux Brut Rose

“It’s your palate. It’s your party.” These words of wine wisdom hail from co-founder Wendy Mia Lange, whose love for bubbles inspired Lange Estate’s first vintage sparkling wine. Sourced from Dijon clones of Pinot noirs (75%) and Chardonnay (25%) from the higher elevation Mia Blocks of the estate vineyard, this vivacious vin mousseux is exuberantly effervescent after 24 months aging en tirage. Only 350 cases produced!

Harvest Food & Wine Pairing

Ingredients

1 Medium Spaghetti Squash Red Ridge Farms Tuscan Olive Oil

1 Small Butternut Squash – Peeled & Cubed

4 ounces of Prosciutto – Chopped

Jacobsen Rosemary Sea Salt

3 cloves minced Garlic

3 tablespoons of minced Shallots

1 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar

4 teaspoons of minced Sage

Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

For Toppings

1/2 cup Pine Nuts, Pomegranate seeds, 1 bunch Sage leaves, 1/4 Red Ridge Farms olive oil, Jacobsen sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper

Cream Sauce (optional)

1 cup Heavy Whipping cream, 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, 1/2 cup Fresh Grated Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice

Spaghetti Squash with Prosciutto, Sage & Pomegranate

Harvest in Oregon Wine Country should come with its own cook book. Beyond the bounty of wine grapes, with the arrival of Autumn, we are excited for local nuts, berries, squash, garlic, and so much more. The beauty of the season is also a time of exhaustion for farmers, therefore they should be treated with the age old healing powers of great food and great wine. Check out Lange Estate Winery’s Autumn Harvest Recipe and enjoy with a glass of Wine & Spirits’ “Year’s Best U.S. Pinot Noir,” the 2014 Three Hills Cuvée.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Coat a baking sheet with a dash of Olive Oil. Slice Spaghetti Squash in half (long ways), lightly coat with Olive Oil and Sea Salt & place face down on baking sheet. Roast Spaghetti Squash for 45 minutes or until tender & easily separated from the skin.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sautée Shallots in Olive Oil until softened then add Prosciutto & heat until crispy. Sprinkle in Sage & Balsamic Vinegar. Stir until combined & turn off heat.

In a separate skillet, sauté Butternut Squash in 1 Tbl of Olive Oil until it begins to brown.

After letting the roasted Spaghetti Squash cool, scoop out seeds then use a fork to pull the squash from the skin. Add Spaghetti Squash & cubed Butternut Squash to the skillet with Prosciutto, Sage & Shallots. Stir until combined.

To top your dish, in a medium skillet, heat Pine Nuts until they turn golden.

In a different small skillet, heat Butter until melted, add Heavy Whipping Cream and stir in Parmesan until melted. Add Nutmeg, Pepper and Lemon juice. Sauce will thicken slightly. Continue stirring until ready to drizzle over dish.

In a separate small skillet, heat 1/4 cup of Olive Oil & add Sage. Using tongs, remove Sage from oil as soon as they crisp & add Salt immediately.

Place a serving of the squash mixture on a beautiful serving platter, drizzle cream sauce on top, add roasted Pine Nuts, Pomegranate seeds and fried Sage. Pair with good friends and wine. Try this dish with the berry bramble of Lange Estate’s 2014 Three Hills Cuvée Pinot Noir (Wine & Spirits “Best U.S. Pinot Noir of the Year”), or Wine Enthusiast’s “Editors’ Choice” of the 2015 Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay.

Wine Enthusiast Crushes On Lange Chardonnay

Chardonnay Crush

Lange Estate Winery has been crafting cool-climate Chardonnay since its beginning in 1987. With early plantings of the 108 clone, Wente clone and Espiguette that were eventually transitioned to 100% Dijon clones (after they arrived on U.S. shores in the 90s), the Lange Family’s love of this noble Burgundian varietal shows in their focused and stylistic approaches to their distinct bottlings that feature world-class fruit from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and their own Dundee Hills Estate.

 

Year to year, our portfolio of Chardonnay has been well-received and touted by reviewers from Wine Enthusiast to Wine Spectator to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The 2015 vintage has been no different. Check out our latest scores from Wine Enthusiast:

 

~ 2015 Lange Estate Chardonnay ~

94 Points & Editors’ Choice

 

~ 2015 Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay ~

93 Points & Editors’ Choice

 

~ 2015 Freedom Hill Chardonnay ~

92 Points & Cellar Selection

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