Long before there existed a category called “singer-songwriter” Don Lange was a singer-songwriter. A Twin Cities DJ with a drive time radio show, a guy named Garrison Keillor, played his songs. His tunes have been sung and recorded by the likes of Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl, Christy Moore, John Gorka, Gordon Bok, Pricilla Herdman, The Cache Valley Drifters, Kate Wolf, Red Grammer, Art Thieme and many others. He recorded three albums for the original Flying Fish Record Company and won a songwriting grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Vancouver Folk Festival had this to say, “Don Lange is a pretty easy going fellow…but when you begin listening to him you realize that beneath that calm exterior is a songwriter and performer of passion, vision, and profound ability.”  But The Daily Texan, in Austin, probably said it best, “Like most songwriters, Don Lange has a lot to say. Unlike most, he has the faculty to say it.” He is, simply, the finest songwriter to make great new world Pinot noir and the best winemaker to ever write great songs.