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June 10, 2015 | Panther Creek News

Ken Wright Cover Story | Wine Spectator

Wine SpectatorKen Wright made his way to Oregon in 1985 in a dilapidated pickup truck with his wife, two young sons and 10 barrels of California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It was an unlikely beginning to a career that's helped establish the state's Willamette Valley as a homeland for Pinot Noir. But it says a lot about Ken Wright. The 61-year-old winegrower has proved to be pragmatic and persuasive. When his bank account could not finance the move to Oregon, he convinced his former employer, Talbott Vineyards, to let him take those barrels with him to sell when he started in Oregon. Though prohibited by several federal regulations, he convinced a federal agent to let him bottle and label the wines in 1986 as the debut offerings of his new winery, Panther Creek.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 10, 2015 at 7:44 PM
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June 1, 2015 | Panther Creek News

Great Northwest Wine Rates our 2012 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir as Outstanding!

Great Northwest WineNew ownership moved the tasting room to downtown Dundee, Ore., and brought in Tony Rynders, one of the region’s top talents with Pinot Noir, and he worked magic with this fruit in Jory soil at the Lumpkin family’s vineyard near Yamhill.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 1, 2015 at 12:23 PM
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April 16, 2015 | Panther Creek News Announces 2012 Reserve & 2010 Shea Pinot Noir Scores is a quarterly review that is devoted exclusively to the coverage of burgundy/pinot noir with rotating coverage of Champagnes/Sparklers.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 2:15 PM
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October 31, 2014 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek Named a Best Winery to Visit This Fall by Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazaar LogoPeter Eastlake, Food & Wine's 2013 Sommelier of the Year and newest member of the team at Wine Awesomeness, has named Panther Creek Cellars to Harper Bazaar's Best Wineries to Visit This Fall.  Continue »

Time Posted: Oct 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM
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September 12, 2014 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek 2013 Pinot Gris | Wines Northwest Review

Chuck Hill of Wines NorthwestThis Pinot Gris is the winery’s sole white wine, and is a blend of grapes from three Willamette Valley vineyards: Olsen, Wildewood and Kraemer. Look for bright, clean aromas and flavors featuring apple and pear dancing with tropical fruit notes and a vein of earthy mineral.  Continue »

Time Posted: Sep 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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August 30, 2014 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek at Pinot in the City

Willamette Valley Wines LogoPlease join Panther Creek in Seattle on September 11th, 2014 as we celebrate Oregon’s acclaimed Willamette Valley and share many of the award-winning wines our region has to offer.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 30, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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July 14, 2014 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek Cellars 2012 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir | Great Northwest Wine Review

Great Northwest WineArthur and Sherry Kalita planted their 22 acres of Pommard and Wadensvil clones in Willakenzie soils near famed Shea Vineyard, and their Pinot Noir has been featured by some cult producers for nearly a decade.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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June 25, 2014 | Panther Creek News

Pinot Noir and Copper River Salmon Part 3 | Wines Northwest Review

Wines of the WeekThis Pinot Noir from the acclaimed Ribbon Ridge AVA, on the shoulder of Chehalem Mountain, offers aromas of spicy berry, anise and earthy mineral leading to ripe cherry and plum flavors that perhaps demand a richer entrée than salmon…steak comes to mind.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 25, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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June 17, 2014 | Panther Creek News

Great Northwest Wine, Panther Creek Cellars begins new chapter in Oregon wine

Great Northwest WinePanther Creek Cellars, one of Oregon’s most well-known brands, begins a new era Saturday when it opens the doors to its new tasting room in Dundee along bustling Highway 99.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM