Early Oregon Wine Pioneer Departs ~ A Toast to Jeffrey Lamy

It is with sad news to report that one of our own contributors Jeffrey Lamy, passed away May 5, 2014.

Jeffrey, an Enobytes contributor and friend, graduated from Yale in 1960 with degrees in Industrial Administration and Mechanical Engineering.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 475 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro.

As it is with many second-career winemakers these days, his wine education was gained from short courses and technical visits to U.S. and European wineries.

From 1982 to 1992, he planned, built and ran a 400+ acre operation for a wealthy lumber family, serving as its general manager and chief winemaker. His wines won more awards than any other Oregon winery. After returning to full-time consulting, he designed more than 400 vineyards, designed a dozen wineries and directed the winemaking for six.

To Enobytes.com, Jeffrey brought extensive knowledge in the technologies of grape growing and winemaking, experience in many regions, and keen insights of the entire business enterprise.

He has written a book on management of the winemaking business, and it is with great news to share that his book will be published soon.

Jeffrey, you will be sadly missed. Thanks for all of the great stories. We raise a toast you to my friend!


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