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 →
History in the Vineyards, A Genesis Tour of Ken Wright Cellars Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Sites & Sources By Jim Gullo Vineyard Focus: Freedom Hill Vineyard Purchase Wine One hundred and forty years of history allow for considerable hindsight, and … Continue reading →
History in the Vineyards, A Genesis Tour of Ken Wright Cellars Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Sites & Sources By Jim Gullo Vineyard Focus: Carter Vineyard Purchase Wine You think you’ve heard every butterfly story, and then this one comes along. Like … Continue reading →
As 2015 drifts into history, we need to stop and celebrate a unique and important anniversary. Ten years ago, thanks to an extraordinary, coordinated effort by our growers and wineries, the Yamhill-Carlton AVA was officially established and put on the … Continue reading →
Audio Version: 2014 Harvest Letter November 4, 2014 Dear Friends, We produced the # 1 wine on the planet per Wine Enthusiast this year, but please read on… As those who live here know, we experienced one … Continue reading →
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.
Last month Ken had the honor to be a part of the 2014 Augustan Producer Tour in Florida. This tour was a unique tasting experience where customers were able to interact with winery founders and winemakers and taste hundreds of … Continue reading →
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.
As many of you know Ken Wright has been very involved in getting the new viticulture program started at Yamhill-Carlton high school. In conjunction with this new program Ken Wright has worked closely with Y-C Agriculture Science and Technology instructor, Nichole Eskelsen, to offer a summer internship program for the students of Y-C. The internship is offered to students who are directly involved in the viticulture class and tending the newly planted onsite school pinot noir vineyard. In order to keep students involved in agricultural education and viticulture in their summer months off, the KWC internship provides that learning opportunity. We have 14 interns this summer: Kaylie Boschma, Kat Cline, JJ Frank, Darrion Gering, Victoria Horlyk, Sam Kounz, Tamera McKenzie, Nicole Olson, Orrin Ouska, Nathan Pauve, Megan Sauers, Evan Shultz, Ashley VanDeWalle, and Conner Weidner.