The Varner-Traul Vineyard was established by David Traul and Lena Varner in 2007 in Talent, Oregon. The vineyard is in an area known as the Wagner Creek Sub-basin, part of the Rogue Valley Appellation. There are over 15 acres of winegrapes planted in 2006 after site evaluation/analysis and recommendations from both Randy Gold and Greg Jones, PhD.
White varietals: Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc
Red varietals: Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Petit Verdot
Working in the vineyard is a family affair, pulling from Lena’s deep roots in the Rogue Valley. The core vineyard crew includes: Lena and her family members: Heather Davis (Lena’s sister) and Uintah Keever (Lena’s mother), as well as David when he has time away from his “day job”. The vineyard is managed by Lena Varner and Mariano Gonzales.
David Traul grew up in an agricultural community in Southern Wisconsin, baling hay and working on his father’s sheep farm. No foreigner to hard work, David followed in the footsteps of his father, Don G. Traul, and embarked upon a career as a surgeon. David moved to Southern Oregon from the Midwest in 1999 to find sunshine and opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. David has a passion for skiing, mountain biking and cross-country dirt biking. Influenced by his mother’s passion for gourmet cooking, and his father’s tales of trips to “The Wine Country,” it was a natural evolution for David to become a “foodie,” developing great appreciation for pairing fine wine and food. After searching for several years, Lena and David found the location on Anderson Creek Road offering a rare convergence of easy access to the freeway, while maintaining the tranquility of a location in the countryside. The site of the vineyard, and their residence, offers grand views of Wagner and Anderson Buttes to the south as well as RoxyAnn and the Valley to the north.
About Ledger David
Named after the first son of owners David Traul and Lena Varner, the desire to make wine grew out of a combination of passion for food and wine, and a longing to create something beautiful and refined from the soil of the Rogue Valley. Discovering the location that would become the Varner-Traul Vineyard in Talent, Oregon was final piece to create the wines we are proud to offer you.
An opportunity for the Ledger David family,with David Traul, and Lena Varner (pictured above), to share their passion, and connect with those individuals who value life experiences and fine wine.
An abstract representation of Orion’s belt…symbolic of the unity, strength and connectedness required to grow quality winegrapes which are the foundation for elegant wines… produced with the intent of enhancing your experiences.
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