Meet the Cru

Our Team

Don Lange

An avid singer, songwriter and sometimes poet, Don Lange is our Executive Winemaker and founder of Lange Estate. When he’s not in the cellar or his recording studio, he can be found along the starkly beautiful banks of the Deschutes River, fly-rod in hand. 

Wendy Lange

With a background in fine arts and ballet, Wendy Lange is a co-founder and a Managing Partner. Her natural creativity percolates into all things Lange, from oversight of package design to the architectural details of our hospitality center, Wendy’s keen eye and appreciation for beauty is woven throughout the Estate. 

Jesse Lange

Jesse Lange joined the family winery in 2004 after harvest and winemaking stints in Santa Barbara and New Zealand. As Winemaker, he is actively engaged in the management of our estate vineyards and works closely with our longstanding vineyard partners. An avid fly fisherman, he enjoys exploring the great outdoors and spending time with his wife and family. 

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Bill Matthes

A graduate of the US Naval Academy and former submarine officer Bill Matthes found his true calling in the wine industry. Now a 27+ year veteran (of the wine industry), Bill brings a high degree of passion and knowledge tempered by discipline to the role of National Sales Manager. 

Christine havens

Christine Havens is Lange’s Marketing Director. She has a lengthy background in wine production and the visual arts. At Lange she is focused on communications, packaging design, and web development. A seasoned wine writer, she’s travelled the globe in search of her next great bottle.  

Hannah Miller

A Willamette Valley native, Hannah Miller’s family set down roots in Dundee in the late 1980s. In addition to the Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay her family also farms hazelnuts. After swimming competitively for fourteen years, Hannah worked harvests in New Zealand and Australia prior to her post as Direct Sales and Wine Club Manager. 

Ali Barron

Hospitality Director, Ali Barron, brings with her a background in fine dining and events management. When she’s not helping to organize our winemakers’ dinners she can be found rustling up meals for our harvest crew, working in her garden, or with a paintbrush in hand, contemplating her next watercolor.

Adriane Davey

Adriane Davey is our Events and Outreach Coordinator. Trained as a mezzo soprano Opera singer, she also has a background in orchestrating fine wine and culinary experiences from Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Adriane currently shores up our virtual tastings as well, and particularly enjoys taking our guests on virtual field trips through our vineyard blocks. 

ALEXis GodWin

Alexis Godwin has the critical role of ensuring that all our customer’s packages are sent on time. A devotee of a well-brewed cup of tea, Alexis brings cheerfulness and warmth to the role of Wine Club and Shipping Coordinator. 

Daniel Papa

Assistant winemaker Dan Papa moved to Oregon in 2009 with the hopes of working in the wine industry—he was welcomed to the Lange team in 2010, and has been an indispensable member of our cellar team ever since. When he’s not racking large volumes of wine, he can be found exploring PDX’s lively food scene with his wife and three children. 

Ben Hernandez

Ben Hernandez is in charge of the day-to-day management of Lange’s vineyard crew. A farmer at heart, Ben is meticulous in caring for our 60+ acres of vines. He spends his weekends and evenings tending to his family’s garden and his beehives.

Structure. Balance. Texture.

Structure, balance, texture is our mantra at Lange Estate. These three words guide all that we do, from the vineyard to the tasting room—our team works tirelessly to create wines of great harmony and precision.