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Lingua Franca LLC

Gratitude. 

Thank you for coming along with us on our journey. For exciting news, past & present, we have assembled a few highlights to share some of our proudest moments. 

 

Awards & Accolades

 

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Larry Stone carves out his own piece of Oregon with an assist from Dominique Lafon.

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THE RISE OF CHARDONNAY

"For producers like Walter Scott and Lingua Franca, the central Willamette Valley is a region that speaks of a distinctly Oregon chardonnay, a signature driven by freshness and energy."

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TOP 100 WINES - 2017 & 2018

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement.

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MEET OREGON'S FRENCH WINEMAKERS

These pioneering expats have ventured to Oregon and are showing the world why this state is called the Burgundy of the Pacific Northwest.

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OREGON'S PINOT NOUVEAU

The next wave of Willamette Valley stars includes nascent projects from industry vets and an artistic up-and-comer.

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LARRY STONE

Peers and protégés reflect on how the wine virtuoso’s keen intellect and generous spirit impacted their careers.

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A NEW WINERY

Master sommelier & winery consultant Larry Stone discusses his 66-acre vineyard and 18,000-case winery.

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CHARDONNAY, THE OREGON WAY

Wine Critic, Eric Asimov, explains why Oregon’s chardonnays have improved so dramatically over the last decade or so.

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LARRY STONE INTERVIEW

Jancis interviews Larry Stone - one of the best-known sommeliers in America.

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REVIEW HISTORY FOR LINGUA FRANCA

The Prince of Pinot provides insight into the history of Lingua Franca and a listing of all Lingua Franca reviews to date.

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I'LL DRINK TO THAT

Listen to an interview from I'll Drink to That! where Levi Dalton, author & sommelier, interviews Larry Stone.

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I'LL DRINK TO THAT

In his podcast, I'll Drink to That!, Levi Dalton interviews Dominique Lafon, Lingua Franca's Consulting Winemaker. 

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STATE-OF-THE-ART

Lingua Franca’s sleek, state-of-the-art winery blends the spirit of Willamette Valley ingenuity with the soul of Burgundy’s winemaking traditions.

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PARTY WINES

Jancis Robinson names the 2015 AVNI Pinot Noir one of the best wines to serve at a party.

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MIMI’S MIND PINOT NOIR

Jancis Robinson awards the 2015 Mimi's Mind Pinot Noir 18 points upon a tasting last Spring.

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THRILLING OREGON WINE

"Lingua Franca is unquestionably one of the most exciting new projects in years."

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