Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca is the culmination of Larry Stone’s life-long quest to find a great vineyard site and make wine.

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He has joined forces with talented winemaker Thomas Savre and consulting winemaker, Burgundy icon, Dominique Lafon to produce nuanced and flavorful wines from the exceptionally located LSV estate vineyards and other outstanding vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. LSV (Larry Stone/Lone Star Road Vineyard) has the stony, volcanic soils, steep slopes, cooling, gentle breezes and soft early morning sun that make for the excellent fruit and mineral expression in our wines. We coddle the vines with Biodynamic preparations and meticulous attention to vine health, shoot positioning, gentle pruning protocols and moderate yields. Our intention is to leave the soils abundant and healthy with an entire universe of micro-organisms, fungi, birds, plants and native insects that will provide the best environment for the vines as well as bestowing us with natural beauty.

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Hours: Wednesday – Monday 10:45 am – 4 pm

9675 Hopewell Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304

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When you visit our tasting room, you’ll get to try wines made from grapes sourced from these Eola-Amity Hills AVA Vineyards:

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Meet Our Winemaker

Thomas Savre, winemaker of Lingua Franca

Thomas Savre

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Native of France, Thomas Savre is among the most accomplished and energetic young winemakers in Oregon. He joined Lingua Franca in May 2015 from his prior position at Evening Land, where he worked closely with Dominique Lafon to create Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Seven Springs Vineyard, directly adjacent to the LS Vineyard. Thomas worked in several prestigious estates in Burgundy such as Domaine de la Romanée Conti (Vosne-Romanée), Domaine de Bellene (Nicolas Potel’s project in Beaune), Domaine Dujac (Morey Saint Denis), Maison Nicolas Potel (Nuits-Saint-Georges), and Domaine Chevrot (Cheilly-les-Maranges, Côte de Beaune).

At the Jules Guyot Institute, University of Burgundy, from 2008 through 2012, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Wine Science, and two Master’s degrees, one in Viticulture Practices and the other in Enology and Winemaking. As the Winemaker at Lingua Franca, Thomas crafts elegant wines that speak to the place from which they come and which have earned early, yet significant, accolades.

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