We Believe in Drinking Better Wines
We started our winery back in 2005 with 2 flagship reds, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah, sourced from the Walla Walla Valley. As demand and our passion for winemaking grew, we expanded our portfolio to include white wines and more varietals. We’d like to share some of the history and process that goes into making some of our most popular wines.
Along with our Cabernet Sauvignon, Lujon Syrah has been a flagship wine sourced from the Walla Walla Valley garnering 90+ points for several vintages. We have grown to understand the climate, soils and vineyards that grow superior Syrah, ripened to express the wonderful fruit and soft elegant tannins. We often co-ferment with a little Viognier to accent the fruit aromas
One of our flagship wines from the inception of Lujon in 2005. We have been sourcing fruit from the Walla Walla Valley for over a decade and strive for fruit expression, balance, and elegance. Our Cabernet is typically aged in French oak for a minimum of two years and typically will not receive more that 20% new oak. Although oak is integral to the wines development it should never be the main focus.
Although Chardonnay is a huge category in California it is often overlooked in Oregon.We produce a small amount of Chardonnay from a small 2 acre vineyard planted with Dijon clones. They ripen nicely and have wonderful varietal characteristics. We typically do our fermentations with 50% oak barrels and 50% stainless steel. We limit the amount of malo-lactic ferment as to not produce excessive buttery notes. It’s a fine balance between the fruit and oak, with subtle creamy textures.
We have been sourcing our Pinot Gris from the same small family vineyard since we started making it in 2009. Located in the far north end of the Willamette Valley on the south slope of the Tualatin Mountains it’s a relatively cool site around 650 feet of elevation. The southern aspect and full east to west exposure provides all day sun. good air circulation, extended hang times and full physiological maturity. The wines produced from here are consistently impressive.