ABOUT Seth MORGEN LONG
Just over a decade ago, an organically grown fascination with wine transformed into committed studies with sommeliers. In 2009, I began assisting winemakers in the Willamette Valley. In 2011, I had the good fortune of traveling to New Zealand's Central Otago, and to the Santa Cruz Mountains of California to taste, learn & make wine. In 2012, I spent a season working in Meursault. On my journey to Burgundy, I learned various methods to bottle expressions of fruit, vine, soil, rock & sunlight slope. In Meursault, I refined these techniques, taking on the architecture of mastery from the historical home of Chardonnay. In late 2013, returning to Oregon after a second successive vintage in Meursault, a winemaking project crystallized in my mind. Starting in 2014, I began to create Willamette Valley Chardonnay from unique sites & thoughtful farmers. Through this singular focus, I endeavor to contribute to the ever evolving narrative of Oregon wine. Thank you for supporting Willamette Valley Chardonnay!