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Physicist, farmer and winemaker, Don Hagge produces VIDON wines from his Chehalem Mountains Estate Vineyard that he built with his wife Vicki (Vi-Don, get it?). Don brings science and engineering to the Willamette Valley wine industry, where he is intentionally unconventional – from the vines planted in the vineyard to the self-engineered wine equipment to the non-cork closures. VIDON produces between 500 and 1,000 cases each vintage of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, and Tempranillo, all grown on the Estate Vineyard. Both the winery and the vineyard are LIVE certified, and VIDON practices sustainable farming and minimal intervention in the winemaking process, including indigenous fermentations.
The Tasting Room is located in the winery and provides visitors with an opportunity to take a peek behind the curtain while the patio on the crush deck offers a relaxing spot to get to know the winemakers and enjoy the dramatic views of the Willamette Valley and Mount Jefferson. The current tasting flight allows visitors to compare-and-contract the unique characteristics of the individual clones and underscores the difference between recent vintages at the estate.
VIDON welcomes wine lovers every day from 11 am to 4 pm. We pride ourselves on getting to know each visitor personally. No buses or limousines, please.