Walla Walla shares the same latitude (46°) as Bordeaux, France. The long, hot sunny days and cool night temperatures make for ideal growing conditions that produce ripe, structured wines. Our premium grapes are hand picked and sourced from approximately 8 vineyards within the Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys. Bergevin Lane currently has 30 year leases – totaling 7.5 acres at Les Collines Vineyard and Ash Hollow Vineyard in Walla Walla. We have long term acreage contracts with outstanding vineyards such as Stone Tree Vineyards in the Wahluke Slope, Alder Ridge in Horse Heaven Hills, and Francisca's Vineyard in Walla Walla, and other noted vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Because we believe that to make good wine, you have to have good fruit, we work closely with all of our vineyard growers to ensure the utmost quality of our fruit.
Grapes are hand picked; hand sorted and fermented into five-ton stainless steel tanks that are pumped over at least twice-a-day or put into one and a half ton stainless steel bins that are punched down by hand three-times-a-day. All of Bergevin Lane’s wines are aged in new French, American, and neutral oak. Depending on the wine, our wines are aged between 10 and 24 months.
Winemaker Steffan Jorgensen is originally from Denmark and brings to our team experience in winemaking from France, Chile, and Sonoma, Ca. All of the day to day winemaking operations and production are under Steffan’s supervision. Steffan ensures that our wines are nurtured from vineyard to bottle. With his experience, palate, and pasion, he is a valuable member of our team.
|Winemaker: Steffan Jorgensen|