Lingua Franca
United States, Oregon

Lingua Franca

 

Larry Stone, ninth master sommelier, from Seattle, and later, sommelier at Rubicon a(San Francisco) nd Charlie Trotter’s (Chicago), partnered with Dominique Lafon (Comte Lafon) to begin this venture in the Eola Hills of Oregon.  Along with lead winemaker Thomas Savre, Larry and Dominique have planted 66 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay directly next to Seven Springs Vineyard.  Many in Oregon would say that Seven Springs is Oregon’s finest vineyard.  We can say that grapes from Seven Springs have made some of the most outstanding wines that Oregon has released.  Suffice it to say that it’s good dirt, and that Larry, Dominique and Thomas will be starting from excellent raw material for their wines.

 

The two higher-volume wines are the “Avni” Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, plus they make several special Pinot Noir and Chardonnay single-vineyard bottlings and cuvées. 

 

We are honored to represent them in our markets.

 


Current Inventory
Lingua Franca Chardonnay "Avni" 2015
Lingua Franca Pinot Noir "Avni" 2015
Lingua Franca Pinot Noir "Tongue 'N Cheek" 2015 (6pk)
Lingua Franca Pinot Noir "Ryan's Plow" 2015 (6pk)