Ted Lemon

Ted Lemon will be speaking at the session Futurewise: wine's roles and responsibilities in a changing world climate

Ted Lemon 

Ted Lemon received an Enology degree from the Université de Dijon, France in 1981.

He was the first American ever selected as winemaker/vineyard manager of a Burgundian estate, Domaine Guy Roulot in Meursault. He has been consultant to wineries in Oregon, California and New Zealand. Ted is vice president and winemaker for Burn Cottage Vineyard in Cromwell, New Zealand. 


In 1993 Ted and Heidi Lemon began Littorai Wines, which produces vineyard designated pinot noirs and chardonnays from the western hills of Sonoma County and Anderson Valley.

In the late 1990s Ted became convinced that western agronomic theory is both unsustainable and inadequate in its conception of plant health and nutrition. Since that time all of the vineyards which Littorai Wines farms use biodynamic methods.

Ted’s philosophy of terroir winegrowing was cited in Burgundy’s application to the United Nations as a World Heritage Site.