A toast to David Lett, Oregon's Papa Pinot.
Oregon (State Appellation)
Papa Pinot Reflects on 40 Years of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
"Oregon is not a good place for the huge, corporate-conglomerate wineries... The climate here limits crop sizes and the varieties which we can grow, so we focus on quality instead."
~ David Lett
November 13, 2006
Where would Oregon
be without David Lett? We might still be producing wine, even Pinot Noir
, but we would likely be nowhere near the level of quality and worldwide respect that we enjoy today. Thank you, David! It is hard to believe, but it was only 40 years ago that David put the first Pinot Noir cuttings into the ground in Oregon.