"Panther Creek Cellars Celebrates 30 Years..." | Wine Industry Advisor
Dundee, Oregon, June 22, 2016 — Panther Creek Cellars, one of the first Oregon wineries recognized for its exceptional regional blends and single vineyard designates, especially Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a preview single vineyard tasting at Upland restaurant in New York City. Founded in 1986 by legendary winemaker Ken Wright, Panther’s winemaker today, Tony Rynders, continues to craft unique and age-worthy wines. Renowned for his ability to interpret individual plots of land, Rynders shared three preview releases at the event: 2014 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2014 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2014 Schindler Vineyard Pinot Noir, as well as his 2013 Winemaker’s Cuvée and 2014 Pinot Gris. Vineyard owners, Arthur and Sherry Kalita of Kalita Vineyard and Robert and Janet Schindler of Schindler Vineyard were on hand, joined by Peter Kaufman and Sam Bronfman, Cofounders and Managing Partners of Bacchus Capital.