Local Charities Thank You for Drinking

Ken Wright Cellars!

Ken Wright Cellars is a company with 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. When Ken Wright Cellars moved to the small rural community of Carlton, Oregon in 1994, it became the first winery in a town built on traditional agriculture. Most of the families in Carlton had been living and working the land here for generations; the Wright’s were “the new kids on the block.” What Ken and Karen admired most about Carlton was that it was a community in the true sense of the word, a place where people with a rich history of supporting one another working toward a greater good. To become a part of this rich network of people, the Wrights needed to build a business and produce a product that could be defined by the same values. Now, with all the members of Ken Wright Cellars deeply rooted in community, rejoice in knowing that with every bottle, glass or taste you enjoy of Ken Wright Cellars, you are helping to provide much needed support to not only the families of Carlton and Yamhill, but well beyond.  Your support allows the substantial volunteerism and charitable giving of Ken Wright Cellars. This makes you a significant part of our Ken Wright Cellars family, and we thank you! 

 Annual Company Volunteer Hours: 7,881

Starting in 2018, Ken Wright Cellars launched a new charity donation program, established to enable each of our team members an opportunity to select and support an organization with which they have a personal connection. Each quarter a different charitable organization will be featured. This quarter, our featured employee, J'Aime du Mauriee, has selected Homeward Bound Pets. 20% of the sales of our monthly featured vineyard will be donated to Homeward Bound Pets!

September Featured Vineyard
2015 Latchkey Vineyard Pinot Noir

$62.50 $57

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Learn more about HBPets and
to view adoptable animals visit: http://hbpets.org/


Why did J'Aime select Homeward Bound Pets as this quarter's designated charity?

"Homeward Bound Pets is Oregon's FIRST no-kill shelter and has been helping cats and dogs in the McMinnville and Yamhill County area for 45 years. HBPets believes that each animal has unique qualities that someone is looking for in a companion and that time increases the chances of them finding each other. HBPets kennels the dogs for the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the McMinnville Police Department dog control. Last year the shelter found forever homes for 545 cats and dogs and helped 120 dogs find their way back home through dog control! Homeward Bound Pets also opened Yamhill County's first low cost spay/neuter clinic in September 2017. All dogs, cats, rabbits and rats are welcome. Services also include vaccinations, microchips, dewormer, flea treatment and lower prices for qualifying people on government assistance.

HBPets also offers a special community program called the "Angel Fund". The Angel Fund started in 2012 in response to community members' request for help with veterinary expense for their pets, with the goal of keeping the pet at home, healthy and happy. Each recipient must meet qualifying criteria; they are low-income individuals and families, often disable, sometimes homeless, with no access to care for their pet's injury or illness. HBPets works with local veterinary offices to provide the best quality care at the lowest cost possible so that they can help as many dogs and cats of Yamhill County as possible. The need for the Angel Fund continues to grow. Each year they provide lifesaving veterinary care for over 100 cats and dogs.

The Homeward Bound Pets charity resonated with me for a number of reasons. I've had two rescued and re-homed dogs and appreciate the effort of all the people involved, in helping to keep these dogs healthy safe and loved between homes. Also, I understand the costs to keep our pets healthy can be quite high. Maddox, my Hurricane Katrina rescue, underwent many rounds of radiation treatment for heart-worms as a young dog. Then, later in life as he battled with cancer. We made many trips to Oregon State University Veterinary in Corvallis, after first being diagnosed at Carlton Veterinary Hospital. I have a young dog now, Luc, and he's already well known at Carlton Vet! I can't imagine not being able to do whatever needed to save a pet. In the end, I feel that people that adopt a rescue— feel that they are the ones truly rescued!" —J'Aime du Mauriee

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