Welcome to Vidon Vineyard
VIDON is a Private Winery with the Tasting Room open only by appointment for its members, their guests and candidates. Membership is limited but some slots are still available for interested oenophiles. See Membership for details.
We are a small vertically-integrated vineyard and winery. We bought and cleared the land, planted the vines, harvest the fruit, make the wine and sell it - all on our premises. We use no distributors and only a few select local wine shops and restaurants have our wines.
We do not submit wines for scores to any wine publication or contest. We believe numbers, be they in the 80s or 90s, are only the opinion of the taster(s) at that particular time on that particular day. The guests at our wine bar probably have very different opinions and make their decisions to buy or not buy based on how they feel at the time. Therefore numbers in the Wine Spectator and other publications are not important.
We believe that winemaking begins and ends in the vineyard. We've planted three popular clones - Dijon 777 and 115 and a Pommard - on our 20 acres in the Chehalem Mountains at an elevation of four to five hundred feet, facing south towards the Red Hills of Dundee. We have also planted Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Viognier and Tempranillo that will yield fruit starting in 2014 so we'll have a variety of wines available.
Our goal in the tasting room is to provide a pleasant experience for both aficiondos and people interested in learning about wine. At our size, it's very easy to see the total operation from the vineyard to the tasting bar. We discourage limos and buses that create crowded conditions not conducive to serious tasting and conversation.
We're passionate about what we do and so are our customers. Find out why - read about our foundations, visit our tasting room, but most of all, taste our wines. Enjoy!
VIDON is Certified Sustainable both in the vineyard and the winery under the LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) program. Our wine labels now bear the "Certified Sustainable" "Salmon Safe" logos. VIDON is one of the Oregon wineries that are part of the Carbon Reduction Challenge. The winery is well-insulated and is cooled and heated by an efficient heat pump system. We have installed solar panels and are working towards becoming as energy independent as possible.
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Members and Oenophiles
10 AM to 3:30 PM
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“Thank you so much for your fine hospitality! We enjoyed our visit as well.
We look forward to having more VIDON wines and sharing with our friends our latest cool find.”
- Claire & Mark