we find romance in the fibers of life.
a loving partnership
Before they met, Lauren Eisold and Adam Smith both traveled extensively to learn the trades of oenology and viticulture.
They bonded over their shared obsessions: empathetic vinegrowing and sensual winemaking. And music.
Today, Lauren and Adam each continue to build their careers in the fields of viticulture and enology. Eisold-Smith is their shared labor of love.
from europe to africa to usa
Lauren received her postgraduate degree in Oenology and Viticulture in Weinsberg, Germany, focusing on cool-climate Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
She has farmed grapevines for prominent estates from South Africa to California, where she also cultivated organic produce for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse restaurant. Today, she practices Biodynamic, organic and sustainable viticulture as Oregon Vineyard Manager for Atlas Vineyard Management.
Adam grew up in California’s Sierra Foothills. He honed his craft at Domaine Serene, Bethel Heights Vineyard and Shea Wine Cellars in the Willamette Valley, as assistant winemaker at Craggy Range in New Zealand, and as winemaker at Crushpad in the Napa Valley.
More recently, Adam collaborated with Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet in Burgundy to establish Domaine Nicolas-Jay in Oregon. Today, he is the winemaker for AVERÆN and the consulting winemaker for numerous other labels.
A taste of wine can change your night, or change your life.
It was love at first sight when Adam and Lauren met in the parking lot of a prominent Oregon winery during harvest.
Their first Eisold-Smith wine was a lark—a celebrated Chardonnay sourced from the old Wente vines at Bethel Heights Vineyard.
Their present-day offerings carry such resonance. Together, they make wines of integrity from sites they have farmed in the majestic coastal foothills of the Willamette Valley.