Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with someone who got them up there! We are partnering with the Barberry an unforgettable night of food, wine, and Dons’ (our owner and winemaker) stories of that historic day. We are featuring our Explorer Series, Estate Syrah, and the Apollo Chardonnay, as well as a few of our single clone Pinot Noirs.
A particle physicist by training, Don E Hagge, PhD, spent most of his career in the technology industry, first as a NASA scientist with the Apollo Space Program and then in the nascent Silicon Valley. His final technology job brought him to Oregon, where, as a retirement project, he decided to combine his boyhood experiences on the family farm with a love of wine that first took root as a postdoctoral researcher in France. He and Vicki purchased an unimproved piece of Chehalem Mountains hillside in 1999 and began what is now VIDON Vineyard.