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.
($30 per person. Tasting fee waived with $100 purchase or with any club membership sign up!)
2022 Willamette Valley Chardonnay
2022 Savoya Vineyard Chardonnay
2021 Hirschy Vineyard Pinot Noir
2021 Savoya Vineyard Pinot Noir
2021 Bryce Vineyard Pinot noir
(Menu items available Thursday-Sunday)
Light Snacks- $5 each
Options: Marcona Almonds, Castelvetrano Olives, Spanish Snack mix, Truffle Parmesan Popcorn
Seasonal Dips and Spreads Trio- $22
White bean and roasted red pepper, whipped brie with orange jam and spiced hazelnuts, northwest salmon spread with aleppo pepper. Served with assorted crackers.
Depot Board- Serves 2- $30
Locally sourced cheese and charcuterie
Deluxe Depot Board- Serves 2-4- $45
A curated platter of assorted cheese, meat, olives, marcona almonds, dried fruit, whipped feta, crackers and your choice of seasonal dip with crudité.
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.