A New Oregon Outpost
Panther Creek winery, founded by vintner Ken Wright in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, has ventured across the state line to open a new tasting room in Woodinville, Wash., about a half-hour’s drive from Seattle. The opening weekend in June included pours of the winery’s single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and special library selections going back as far as 30 years. Offerings include vertical tastings of Pinot Noirs from the Carter, DePonte, Kalita and Schindler vineyards, plus a French Creek Chardonnay; horizontal tastings span from the 2013 to 2016 vintages. Tastings start at $15. Plan your visit.