Michael Lundeen is one of the most original voices in the "younger" generation of Willamette Valley producers. His wines are distinct, delicious and of equal importance, humbly priced.
Lundeen is one of our favorite “Insider” wineries. We like Michael Lundeen’s style, which we’d describe as part rustic and part elegant. The wines remind us of a cross between Piemonte and Oregon (maybe it’s coincidence, given his time in Barbaresco?). His 2012s were scaled-back versions of the vintage, which is to say they exhibited restraint and balance in a riper, more forward vintage.
Serendipity led Michael Lundeen into the wine industry in 2001 and since then he has proudly worked on the winemaking teams of venerable Willamette Valley Pinot Noir producers Willakenzie, Domaine Serene, Belle Pente, Illahe, and Walnut City Wineworks, where he is currently director of winemaking.
In 2005, Michael traveled to Italy to produce world class Barolo and Barbaresco with his good friend Mario Andrion at Castello di Verduno. Michael brought home many vineyard and wine lessons and embarked on his greatest adventure to date, launching his own wine label.