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“Not worth the drive”
Review of Chateau Lorane

Chateau Lorane
Ranked #37 of 89 things to do in Eugene
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Not worth the drive”
Reviewed 20 November 2011

We arrived about the same time as a larger group and we were largely ignored. After doing a wine tasting and not liking any of the wines we decided to move on to the other vineyards in the area. Would not return.

Visited June 2011
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Will never go back”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Bad wine and a terrible experience. With so many other great wineries in the area, don't waste your time.

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St. Louis
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Quaint setting & good wines”
Reviewed 16 October 2011

This small winery offered good wines appealing to the diverse tastes of our group. We were able to buy a 6 bottle shipping container to check our wine for the flight home. Their tasting fee was reasonable. They have a nice deck overlooking a lake but the indoor seating was minimal (~2 tables).

Visited October 2011
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Oregon City, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic New Winemaker!”
Reviewed 17 March 2011

Small intimate winery...none of the corporate winery flash. Found out the new (just this past year) winemaker is the SAME winemaker who made some fantastic super-premium wines in California. I was fortunate enough to get a barrel tasting of his not yet released Bordeaux-style blend. This guy (David G) is the real deal...studied enology at UC Davis & UCSD, apprenticed under the famous Kathy Joseph (Fiddlehead Cellars). Quiet & super-talented!
Why aren't we hearing more about this winemaker all you Oregon wine writers? Oh, because he's MAKING WINE instead of doing self-promotion, like many of Oregon's "top" winemakers.

Could use some more merchandise on their tasting room floor, though..

Visited March 2011
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude wine servers!”
Reviewed 11 March 2008

We recently visited Chateau Lorane on a wine tour (the wine tour was great otherwise, we used a local limo service). For whatever reason the woman behind the counter was just flat rude! Snippy comments and a very unfriendly attitude. We probably would have bought lots of wine (our party bought over 6 cases during the tour) but everyone was so turned off by our treatment that we didn't buy a bottle! If you tour the wineries around Eugene there are lots of choices. All of them are better than Chateau Lorane!

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