After 45 years of wine making experience Ken Wright Cellars believes in a simple truth: source is everything. Their approach to the craft of wine growing is one of stewardship rather than manipulation. They use organic certified practices as a base and expand upon that with advanced nutrition-based farming. By analyzing both their soil profile and vines, maintaining proper crop levels, personally sampling each vineyard, and hand-sorting each cluster, they ensure that the inherent character in their fruit is revealed in the finished wine. Minimal handling of wine is essential to preserve what it is; a gift of nature.
Ken Wright Cellars produces three tiers of Pinot noir. These three tiers serve as an educational experience about growing Pinot noir in the Willamette Valley. Their Willamette Valley Pinot noir is an introduction to the diverse qualities of the region. The next level is their AVA (American Viticultural Area) Series Pinot Noir which are expressions of their respective microclimates and specific geology. The ultimate connection of people to place is their 13 single vineyard Pinot noir offerings.
Ken Wright Cellars is a company with a purpose. We are determined not only to make quality Pinot Noir that connects people to place, but we are committed to connecting to the people and place
in which we live.
More than any other variety, Pinot noir has very specific climatic needs. While other varieties can adapt to variable conditions, Pinot noir can be rather finicky, achieving success in only a handful of places in the world.Explore Our Vineyards ≫
Pinot noir has the ability to connect us to a place unlike anything else we drink or eat. It is like a blank canvas that is painted with the unique aromas and flavors of its location. Come taste the place!Explore Our Wine ≫
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($30 per person. Tasting fee waived with $100 purchase or with any club membership sign up!)
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2021 Eola-Amity Hills AVA Pinot Noir
2021 Yamhill-Carlton AVA Pinot Noir
2021 Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir
2021 Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir
(Menu items available Thursday-Sunday)
Light Snacks- $5 each
Options: Marcona Almonds, Castelvetrano Olives, Spanish Snack mix, Parmesan Popcorn
Depot Board- Serves 2- $30
Locally sourced cheese and charcuterie
Large Group Policy: To arrange a tasting for parties of 8 or more, please call our tasting room at 503-852-7010. Please note that we do have a 24-hour cancellation policy to receive a full refund. Cancellations within the 24-hour window, or no shows on day of reservation will result in a 50% charge of our tasting fee, per person. Reservation will be forfeited after 15 minutes.
Pet Policy: Please no pets, service animals only.
If you are a member of our wine industry community: Please call our tasting room at 503-852-7010 or email email@example.com to arrange an industry tasting appointment.