Panther Creek Cellars in Woodinville brings Oregon Pinot Noir to Washington
You open the giant red doors to find yourself in a Pinot Noir soaked heaven. Panther Creek Cellars offers eight different Pinot Noirs to try in their tasting room, almost all of which have been rated 90 points or above.
Panther Creek Cellars opened their Woodinville tasting room in May of 2018. They are known for crafting Oregon state Pinot Noir.
Tasting room manager, Madelaine Morford, believes that 90% of people who come in to taste aren't necessarily concerned with learning about the technical terms of wine, but instead, want to drink good wine and have a good time.
Washington state's climate makes growing grapes for Pinot Noir challenging and quite frankly - impossible. But in Oregon, winemaker Tony Rynders has found the perfect combination of weather and fruit to create a balanced Pinot Noir.
For Washingtonians, you can only find Panther Creek wines in their tasting room and online.
"I really like Woodinville because of how casual it is. It's very humble, it's more about wineries genuinely wanting to share their wine with people," said Morford.