The Wine. The People. The Passion
Wine isn't just about what's in the bottle. It's about the journey and the passion that goes into each bottle. Here at LaVelle, we pour our heart and souls into every bottle to ensure our consumers will feel just as passionately about our wines and our experience as we do.
I was born in Iowa in 1947, graduated from high school and college there and then moved to Chicago. After thirty years in the corporate world I bought a winery..... Read More
I'm originally from Palatine, Illinois, a suburb on the Northwest side of Chicago. My family stayed in the Chicagoland area until I was nine years old, when we moved to Grapevine, Texas in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. I spent the next 17 years... Read More
My Dad started LaVelle Vineyards back in the Spring of 1994, taking over the existing bonded winery license from Lee Smith (Forgeron Vineyards) which, coincidentally makes us the oldest bonded winery in the Southern Willamette Valley. He began making wine in 1995, the same year of which.... Read More
When Doug LaVelle purchased the property, the winery building was an attractive part of the bargain. Unfortunately, much of the existing equipment was not. So one of the first priorities was to replace that equipment with... Read More
Hawk's Nest Deck on Demming Ridge
The deck at the top of LaVelle Vineyards was built in June of 2009. The idea of the deck originated shortly after Matthew and Ashley LaVelle were engaged in 2008. They wanted a beautiful place to get married, and under the shade of the Madrone tree at the top of LaVelle Vineyard was the perfect place. Unfortunately... Read More