A petite vineyard with a boutique winery
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Owned & operated by Don & Vicki Hagge since 1999, we are a LIVE certified sustainable vineyard and winery. We are situated in the Chehalem Mountains at an elevation between 400 and 500 feet facing south towards the Red Hills of Dundee. We purchased the land in 1999, planted the vines, harvest the fruit, make the wine and sell it out of the winery. We believe winemaking begins in the vineyard.
Our boutique winery on the vineyard practices minimal intervention in winemaking.
The processes are gentle and natural with gravity used whenever possible to avoid pumping — meaning a forklift is often required. Our goal is to not make big, fruit-forward wines that garner high marks with major wine publications.
All fermentations are natural.
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Our Tasting Room
We cater to visitors who like to “peek behind the curtain”. The tasting area, located prominently within the production space of our estate vineyard, allows guests to observe the winemaking process and taste the results. Depending on the season, visitors will learn about grape maturation, fermentation, elevage (aging) or bottling. Our tasting flights are structured thematically to highlight a specific attribute such as vintage variation or clonal differences. We also offer an unusual range of varietals grown on the property including Syrah, Tempranillo and Viognier. Come and learn for yourself what makes Vidon wines unique.
Vidon Vineyard’s EXPLORER Tempranillo, SATURN Syrah, and APOLLO Chardonnay Shoot The Moon This Valentine’s Day Newberg, OR, January 9th, 2017: Retired NASA astrophysicist, inventor and Vidon Vineyard winemaker Don Hagge shoots the moon this Valentine’s Day...read more
Molecular biologist David Bellows, PhD joins NASA physicist Don Hagge, PhD on Vidon’s overeducated winemaking team Newberg, OR, June 30, 2017: How many PhDs does it take to make a bottle of wine? Retired NASA physicist, inventor and Vidon Vineyard...read more
My experience opening a bottle of wine the other night motivated me to write this month’s newsletter. After successfully extracting half the cork (leaving the other half firmly in place in the bottom of the neck to be retrieved only after a great deal of wrangling),...read more