Oregon Pinot Noir heavyweight Ken Wright founded Panther Creek Cellars in 1986, establishing his reputation for making collector-worthy pinot noirs. He garnered significant accolades for his signature blends as well as single vineyard designate wines from Shea Vineyard, Temperance Hill, and Freedom Hill Vineyard. His legacy lives on today as the winery continues to craft wines which express each vineyard's unique personality as well as demonstrate their age-worthy character.
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One of America’s most highly acclaimed winemakers, Tony Rynders has spent the past 20 vintages developing his winemaking skills in renowned wineries in Oregon, Washington, California, Italy and Australia. He works with many varietals, specializing in world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
In addition to offering a selection of sought-after library wines, today Panther Creek Cellars produces four core wines, all terroir-driven, beautifully balanced with great structure: Panther Creek Cellars Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Panther Creek Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir, Panther Creek Cellars Winemakers Cuvee, & Panther Creek Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Gris.
Panther Creek grapes come from leading AVAs, specifically The Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill Carlton. We maintain partnerships with some of the best vineyards in Oregon: Shea , Fir Crest, Freedom Hill, Kalita, Carter, Lazy River, De Ponte, Temperance Hill and Schindler.