We are proud to be partnering with some of the most talented and acclaimed winemakers in the wine industry.
Isabelle Meunier is the Consulting Winemaker for our new Elton winery debuting with the 2015 vintage and assists in blending the Willamette Valley Vineyards single vineyard designate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Isabelle has received numerous accolades for the wines she produced, including receiving the highest rated Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ever. Isabelle has co-founded her own label, Lavinea, focused on single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from mature vineyards in all six Willamette Valley appellations including our Elton and Tualatin Estate Vineyards.
Jon Meuret is the Consulting Winemaker for our new Pambrun project in the Walla Walla Valley, which is focused on producing high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and will debut with a 2015 vintage. Jon is the Owner and Winemaker of Maison Bleue Winery and has produced some of the highest scoring Walla Walla wines.
Andrew Davis is the Consulting Winemaker on our sparkling wine, debuting with the 2014 vintage. As Owner of The Radiant Sparkling Wine Company, Andrew provides specialized equipment required for the efficient production of methode champenoise sparkling wines as well as the technical knowledge to assure our sparkling wine is of the highest quality.
In 1973, Bill Fuller moved from California to plant the Tualatin Vineyard as one of the original Oregon winemakers. Bill was recognized for many firsts in our industry. His Pinot Noir and Chardonnay took home Best of Show for Red and White in the same year at the London International Wine Fair and his 1989 Chardonnay was the first Oregon wine to be named to the Wine Spectator Top 100 List. In 1997, Willamette Valley Vineyards merged with Tualatin Estate Vineyard and Bill retired. Bill rejoined our winemaking team for his 40th vintage in 2013, and continues to make small lots of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under his own bottling as well as assist with blending decisions for Tualatin Estate designates.