|Owner(s)||Isabelle Meunier, Greg Ralston|
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Co founded by winemaker Isabelle Meunier, formerly of Evening Land Vineyards, and businessman Greg Ralston, a member of the Board of Advisors at The San Francisco Wine Exchange and past President and CEO of Evening Land Vineyards. Lavinea is Latin for "of the vineyard."
Lavinea is an artisan producer of single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from mature vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The debut vintage was 2014 which were released in 2016 and received high praise from the wine press.
Meunier, a Quebec native, received her training at the Dijon University of Agriculture (ENESAD) and Lincoln University in New Zealand. She was 2011 Winemaker of the Year by Sunset Magazine Western Wine Awards. At Evening Land Vineyards, she worked closely with Dominique Lafon for eight years.
The fist vintage was 2014 after leaving Evening Land. The lineup of wines includes Pinot Noirs from five AVAs in the northern Willamette Valley plus a Chardonnay. The wines are sold through a mailing list.
The owners hope to plant an estate vineyard and built a winery.