Lingua Franca is a new project in Oregon unifying several different familiar names in the world of wine. The first vintage from Larry Stone was in 2015, a famous San Francisco Master Sommelier and veteran of several different wine projects in California and Oregon. Teaming up with Larry is consulting winemaker Dominique Lafon, the legendary Burgundy winemaker, along with the inquisitive mind of Thomas Savre, a brilliant young winemaker with work experience at some of the best domaines in Burgundy.
Under a name that resonates an ideology of bringing people of different worlds to common ground, the team at Lingua Franca proudly avoid conforming to a predetermined style of wine, and instead allow the flavours and aromas of the place to express themselves in each bottling. The Lingua Franca Estate vineyard and winery are based in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, on Jory and Nekia-rich soils. The wines express the brightness and freshness afforded here by marine breezes, so important to this AVA. They have received great praise from both the press and wine intelligentsia. Truly superb expressions of Chardonnay & Pinot that speak of their terroir.