In 1987, Wendy and Don Lange purchased Lange Winery, which has since earned a solid reputation for tasty wines. The tasting ... More
In 1987, Wendy and Don Lange purchased Lange Winery, which has since earned a solid reputation for tasty wines. The tasting room and winery allow you to try before you buy. The 30-acre vineyard produces their most popular Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. You will also find refreshing Chardonnays and other varieties. The location itself is a visual treat as the winery is located near Cascade Mountain Range and two valleys.
One Saturday in September at approximately 4:00 P.M. I drove my green Ford Ranger pickup into the crowded Lange Winery gravel parking lot. I was with my
wife and my three little children (8 years old, 5 years old and 3 years old). It was my intention to sample some of Mr. Lange's wines while enjoying the day with my family. Boy was I mistaken. By accident, I kicking up some dust in the gravel parking lot, OK a lot of dust. I don't drive on gravel much and due to the fact that the gravel lot was crowed and tight I spun my wheels more than once. Unfortunately, the winery was having some event next to the gravel lot and the dust was blowing over to the party.
The next thing I knew this guy (Mr. Lange) comes running up to my truck, sticking his head in my window and yelling at me in front of my wife and three children. It is very upsetting to children when a stranger comes running up to their car and aggressively yells (they thing at them) with his head in the window of their car. His behavior was abhorrent and despicable and all this over some accidental dust. I apologized about the dust but Mr. Lange kept yelling and repeatedly demanding to know "what is going on". Although Mr. Lange eventually invited us in, after I repeatedly apologized, my wife said she could never go in there after being treated like that. As we drove away my daughter was so traumatized she began to cry and I'd wished I had never come there.
I am sorry to say that if you wish to be berated in front of you wife and children then Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard is the place to go.