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The Legacy of Papa Pinot


David Lett

We were saddened to hear that ‘Papa Pinot’ David Lett of Eyrie Vineyards passed away on Thursday. I never met David in person, but I did get the opportunity to know him well through his wines and contributions to the wine industry. I met with his son, Jason, in August to research an article on Eyrie, which was included in the last issue of Mutineer Magazine.

If you haven’t had a bottle of Eyrie Pinot Noir, do yourself a favor and track down a bottle.

Here is a link to the obituary in the LA Times.


  1. David Lett: Lessons From of a Legendary Wine Pioneer | Mutineer Magazine | Sunday, December 13, 2009

    […] rival the great wines of burgundy, yet are uniquely Oregon. It was a sad day when Eyrie founder David “Papa Pinot” Lett passed away on October 9, 2008. David Lett essentially invented the modern wine industry in Oregon through the […]

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