Vidon Vineyard is an innovative, family-owned estate winery in the Chehalem Mountains AVA—the brainchild and passion project of former NASA physicist Don Hagge. The winery name is a contraction of Vicki and Don, pronounced vee-DOHN. Our vineyard and winery are certified through LIVE and Salmon-Safe. We care about the natural environment, our workers, the community and show this through our participation in LIVE – an internationally recognized certification of sustainable winegrowing practices in the Pacific Northwest. Our boutique winery on the vineyard practices minimal intervention in winemaking. The processes are gentle and natural with gravity used whenever possible to avoid pumping – meaning a forklift is often required. Our goal is to not make big, fruit-forward wines that garner high marks with major wine publications. All fermentations are natural.
Don & Vicky Hagge, Owners
Don Hagge, Winemaker