Lange Estate is located high in the Dundee Hills with an amazing view of Mount Hood on a clear day. It’s one of my favorite spots to have a picnic and enjoy the views in wine country.
Lange Estate was founded by Don and Wendy Lange nearly thirty years ago. Their first vintage in 1987 was made up of the three varietals that they are still so well known for today – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Just recently, Lange has thrown a Rosé into the mix, and in 2015, they began production on their first batch of sparkling wine, a Pinot Noir Rosé, which won’t be released for another few years.
My three favorite wines coming out of Lange Estate right now are:
- 2014 Pinot Gris Reserve ($28) – This Pinot Gris has a great acidity to it while still managing to be smooth and a bit creamy. I love pairing this one with seafood dishes.
- 2014 Freedom Hill Chardonnay ($65) – This bottle has everything I look for in a Chardonnay – Toasty, with hints of lemon and vanilla, and a silky finish.
- 2013 Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley ($25) – I’m all for finding great Oregon Pinots priced under $30. This one doesn’t disappoint. Made from a blend of some of the best grapes in the Willamette Valley, it’s ready to drink right away, and is the perfect red for pairing with lighter summer meals.
Be sure to stop in and visit Lange Estate. They are open daily from 11am – 5pm, and located at 18380 NE Buena Vista Drive, Dundee, OR 97115. It’s one of the most friendly and welcoming tasting rooms in the area. I’d suggest packing a picnic and staying a while to enjoy the views and the wonderful wine. Be sure to check out my tips for packing the perfect picnic for wine tasting.
Note: We are members of the Lange Estate Wine Club, and pay for that membership out of our own pocket. I was not compensated in any way for this post.
A special thanks to Portland photographer Deann Orr for the amazing photographs used in this post. Be sure to check out her site for more of her stunning photographs.