Starting out as a tasting group of five friends, Laelaps Wines has evolved into a commercial wine project. Our goal is simple: make the kind of wines we like to drink.
Our focus is on small batch, single vineyard Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Willamette and Walla Walla Valleys in Oregon. With knowledge gained from many harvests in the Willamette Valley - along with our own ‘loading dock’ vintages - we understand that making wine is a paradox. We pursue perfection, yet it is the subtle imperfections that imbue the wine’s character, nuance, and uniqueness.
‘Laelaps’ evokes the spirit of the mythological dog that always caught its prey, but finally met her match chasing the fox that could never be caught. Perfection and Imperfection together - this is the spirit that drives us at Laelaps wines.