At Ken Wright Cellars we also have a special place in our hearts for the limited production of white wines, Chardonnay from Celilo Vineyard near White Salmon, Washington, a small block of Dijon 548 Chardonnay Clone planted at Savoya Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton, and Pinot Blanc from Freedom Hill Vineyard.
Our white wine is barrel fermented and barrel aged in French oak barrels. The Pinot Blanc is in 100% neutral French oak barrels, while the Chardonnay receives about 18% new oak barrels depending upon the vintage. Throughout the barrel aging process both the Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay wine remains with the original yeast, creating a beautiful glycerin based mouth feel in our resulting wines.
The wine label on Ken’s white wine and Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is the original signature label that Ken created when he started Ken Wright Cellars in 1994. The font for this label was inspired by a document Ken found behind an old filing cabinet, while cleaning out his first winery space at the old electric company building in McMinnville, Oregon in 1986. He liked it so much he decided to incorporate it in to his labels. The font type is still a part of all of the new Ken Wright Cellars labels you see on current bottlings today. For those who have been following Ken since his start in Oregon, his original single vineyard labels have the white and gold label as well.