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September 22, 2016 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek Cellars' Tony Rynders Feature | Wine Business

Dundee, Oregon, September 21, 2016 --- Panther Creek Cellars, one of Oregon’s first wineries to be recognized for its exceptional regional blends and single vineyard designates, especially Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, continues its 30th anniversary celebration throughout the Fall. The winery’s Dundee Tasting room will feature unique current releases and library selections, special programs, and upcoming holiday events. Founded in 1986 by legendary winemaker Ken Wright, Panther’s winemaker today, Tony Rynders, continues to craft unique, site-specific and expressive age-worthy wines; his 2014 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2014 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2014 Schindler Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2014 Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir as well as his 2014 Winemaker’s Cuvée and 2014 Pinot Gris are all now available.

“Early on, Panther Creek established its focus on single vineyard Pinot Noir offerings from Oregon,” noted Tony Rynders. “It’s a great opportunity and challenge for me to work with some of the brand’s foundation vineyards like Carter and to continue to explore new ones like Kalita, Schindler and Lazy River. Plus it is fun to showcase the amazing fruit form our state and ageability of our new world wines.”

”What’s particularly unique about Oregon is the specificity of place and the creative spirit exemplified by winemakers like Tony,” added Sam Bronfman, cofounder and managing partner of Bacchus Capital which owns the brand. “Clearly the Willamette Valley is now recognized as a world-class wine-producing region and we at Panther Creek are proud to be a part of its history and its future.”

“First Come, First Served” Library Wine Packs, Fall Flights and Tasting Room Events in Dundee

There is a very limited inventory of vintages dating back to 1995, including wines from several of Panther’s flagship vineyards, available online at 20% off retail. 6-packs or more of these selections will be shipped for $1. 


September “30 Days to Celebrate or 30th”: Compare and contrast Willamette Valley terroirs of current and library selections, including the following signature vineyards, 1995 Shea Vineyard, 1998 Nysa, 2006 Temperance Hill

October Daily Wine Tasting of 2014 Vintage New Releases; Saturday, Oct 29th - Haunted Halloween Party 10-5pm; Costume contest, mystery pack graveyard and spooky bites ($20 entrance fee)

November Saturday, November 19th 10-4pm: Pre-Thanksgiving shopping open house $20 at the door for flights and lite bites. Thanksgiving Day November 24: closed. Friday November 25 – Sunday November 27: Open 10-4pm $20 for wine flights paired with lite bites; November 1st onward, “Early Bird” offer $199 for 6-pack Turkey and Tofurkey selections

December Cellar Selection Saturdays: Proprietor’s selection of library wine on Saturdays

Call or email Christie Shertzer for information.

Telephone: 503-472-8080 or



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