Rooted in the Dundee HIlls
Rooted in the Dundee HIlls
The Lange’s three estate vineyards are located in Northern Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills Appellation, which is known for its rust-red volcanic soils formed by Columbia River Basalts more than 14 million years ago. These rich clay-loam soils, predominantly Jory and Nekia, are deep and well-drained.
Combined, all three sites total more than 60 acres under vine and comprise more than 80 individual vineyard blocks. The original 30-acre parcel that is now our heritage vineyard was purchased in 1987 and first planted to Pinot Noir in 1988.
The 15-acre Mia Block was purchased in 2003 by Wendy Mia Lange and first planted to Pinot Noir in 2004. Cresting at 700′, vines grown at the the highest elevation of this vineyard are farmed specifically for the production of our rosé of Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.
The Redside Vineyard was purchased in 2006 and first planted in 2007 providing an additional 10-acres of estate-grown Pinot Noir. The vineyard’s namesake is the bespeckled and beloved “Redside” trout that are native to Oregon’s Deschutes River Basin. Redside is also a nod to the distinctive red soils found throughout all of our properties.
Our vineyard blocks are farmed individually and possess natural variances in climate, elevation, and aspect. By keeping our yields low, and harvesting at peak ripeness, we use a minimalist approach in the cellar, and our wines speak for themselves. We respect our land and have always farmed sustainably. Dry farming is another method we use to encourage grapes to express their full potential.
In the half century or so since Oregon emerged as a world-class winegrowing region, certain vineyards have helped to amplify the standing of the Willamette Valley. The vineyards we have the good fortune to partner with include Freedom Hill, Temperance Hill, Yamhill, Durant, and others. All have contributed to secure our place amongst the world’s most coveted winegrowing regions.
Long-standing partnerships with these iconic sites have helped Lange establish a well-deserved reputation for excellence.
Along with routine site visits to sample fruit, we barrel sample with vineyard owners and managers throughout the year. This feedback loop allows for deeper levels of connection, communication, and investment our ongoing collaborative efforts.
This relaxed, comprehensive experience includes a behind the scenes tour of our winery facility. Tours vary with the season and may include a walk in the vineyard or a tour through the Estate cellar and barrel room. A formal, seated tasting of reserve-level wines, including single vineyard Pinot Noirs will highlight your experience.