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 this year, Ken Wright Cellars is launching 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, Carrie Simonson, our tasting room manager, has selected the Juliette's House Child Abuse Intervention Center. 20% of the sales of our monthly featured vineyard will be donated to Juliette's House!

December Featured Vineyard
2014 Celilo Vineyard Chardonnay

$32 $24

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Why did Carrie Simonson select Juliette's House as this quarter's designated charity?

Juliette's House is a Child Abuse Intervention Center that provides service to Yamhill, Polk and surrounding counties of Northwest Oregon. The founders of the organization, the late Paul and Juliette Barber, brought a community together for the benefit of abused and neglected children in the early 90's. Each year, well over 200 children are referred to Juliette's House, usually by Child Protective Services, law enforcement, or medical providers for evaluation as a result of suspected abuse, neglect, exposure to drug endangerment or domestic violence.

For the last 15 years, our tasting room manager Carrie Simonson has been a volunteer and supporter for Juliette's House and their core vision—to create a caring community, free of child abuse, where everyone is invested in raising healthy children. While Carrie continues to volunteer her time to the organization, each year she also participates in their annual stuffed-animal and blanket drive which is designed to minimize trauma to children and to make the investigation, treatment and follow-up process les frightening and more successful for the child and child's family. Carrie also hopes to raise awareness to the foundations 24th annual Celebrate the Children fundraiser happening October 27th, 2018 in McMinnville, Oregon.

Through the years Juliette's House has embraced generous in-kind, volunteer and other support from many individuals and businesses within this community. Carrie and all of us here at Ken Wright Cellars, hope to do our part in the fight against child abuse through financial donations made each time you raise a glass of Pinot noir!

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