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What:

LEMELSON VINEYARDS, an ultra-premium Pinot noir production facility featuring state-of-the-art, gravity flow processing. Lemelson Vineyards produces Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Riesling from its seven vineyards in Oregon’s Yamhill County, the center of the region’s wine industry. All vineyards have been farmed organically from the beginning and have been certified organic since October 2004. Lemelson Vineyards was founded on a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. The winery has a 10,000-12,000 case capacity, depending on the specifics of the vintage.

Why:

Owner Eric Lemelson’s focus on world-class Pinot noir, his commitment to sustainable agriculture, and his longtime love of Oregon.

When:

First commercial release of the 1999 vintage in fall 2001. Lemelson Vineyards’ wines have been favorably reviewed by Robert Parker, The Wine Enthusiast, The Wine Spectator, Burghound and other publications.

Who:

Eric Lemelson – Owner
Matt Wengel – Winemaker
Ashley Campion – Assistant Winemaker
Armando Martinez -Vineyard Manager
Colleen Glennon -Director of Sales
Leslie Kossoff – Director of Consumer Sales
Jim Esper – National Sales/Winemaking
Kate Holmes – Wine Club Coordinator/Sales/Shipping
Priscilla Richardson – Accounting

Wines:

Jerome Reserve Pinot noir, Stermer Vineyard Pinot noir,  Chestnut Hill Vineyard Pinot noir, Meyer Vineyard Pinot noir, Johnson Vineyard Pinot noir, Thea’s Selection Pinot noir, Six Vineyards Pinot noir, Tikka’s Run Pinot gris, Lemelson Vineyards Dry Riesling, Lemelson Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay, Willamette Valley Chardonnay.

Design:

Gravity flow, multiple level winery with an emphasis on gentle handling and extended aging of Pinot noir. Stunning aesthetics feature extensive use of sustainably-harvested wood as well as stone, tile and natural lighting.

Available:

To a national and international audience through select distributors in most major markets and direct from the winery to consumers where allowed.