History of Hirschy Vineyard

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History in the Vineyards, A Genesis Tour of Ken Wright Cellars Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Sites & Sources By Jim Gullo Vineyard Focus: Hirschy Vineyard Purchase Wine  *Hirschy is currently only available as 2016 Futures We Require a Minimum of a … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas from Ken Wright Cellars

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Holiday Gift Ideas from Ken Wright Cellars 2012 Holiday Gift Pack #1 Includes a 375 ml bottle from each of the following 3 vineyards for $90: 2012 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 Bryce Vineyard Pinot … Continue reading

Wine Star Ken Wright: Oregon Pioneer on Family, Geology & Pinot Noir

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The New York Wine Experience (NYWE) is a three-day celebration of great wine organized by the Wine Spectator. It’s an opportunity to taste wine from the world’s best wine makers. The wines almost all come directly out of producers personal … Continue reading

2014 Company Pruning Day

It’s that time of year again. The vineyards are busy with workers pruning and preparing for this year’s growing season. The KWC staff is not exempt from this hard work. On March 21st all KWC employees met at the Savoya vineyard to prune the company block. After a hearty meal, a few sips of bourbon and a quick tutorial from vineyard managers Mark Gould, Taylor Varuska and Seth Miller the company set out with clippers in hand. The company spent the sunny afternoon making thoughtful cuts, pulling old brush from the trellis system and then tipping and tying the new cane to the wire.

Chemeketa & Yamhill-Carlton High School Viticulture Video

Click on the picture below to watch a new video on the Chemeketa and Yamhill Carlton High Shool Viticulture Program!

Chemeketa and Yamhill Carlton High School Viticulture Program

 

 

Listen to Ken Wright on the Wine Show of New Orleans Louisiana

While attending the Grape Expectations trade show at The Foundry Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ken Wright Cellars representative, Ivory, met up with Tim McNally, the radio host of “The Wine Show of NoLa.” McNally was eager to get Ken himself on the show to talk about his unique experiences as a grower and a winemaker in the Oregon wine industry. During the show Ken speaks on how and when he got started in the industry, the importance of place and vineyard location, as well as his philosophies on the wine barrels he uses in the cellar. Follow this link to hear the full podcast of Ken on the show. http://wgso.com/?p=34686

Below are some fun pictures Ivory took of the town, trade event, and The Foundry hotel.

Changes at the Tasting Room

As many of you know, the Ken Wright tasting room is located in the old Carlton train depot on Pine Street. Ken and Karen Wright kept most of the original structure and look of the train depot when they bought it and renovated it over 10 years ago. In addition to its role of a tasting room it now serves as an historic icon for Carlton. Up until recently the back side of the building was a rotting wood loading dock that served no purpose to the business or its customers. It has now transformed into a cool new space complete with an ipe wood deck, fresh cement and pavers, beautiful landscaping, and three unique fire pits. It is still to be determined exactly how this new space will be utilized, but eventually Ken wants it to become a fun new place for people to visit. There has been talk of live music and tasty drinks and eats… but stay tuned for an official announcement. A big thank you to Kris Stubberfield and everyone who helped make this happen!