September 21, 2016 – Tony Rynders Latest Single Vineyard Designates from Panther Creek Cellars

In the throes of harvest 2016, Panther Creek’s winemaker Tony Rynders remarks: “This is the earliest vintage I have encountered since I’ve been in Oregon. The crops are small, the clusters and berries are small, and the flavor is intense, which is what you’re looking for.”

Tony Rynders Latest Single Vineyard Designates from Panther Creek Cellars

Celebrate 30 Years in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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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.

Panther Creek Cellars 30 Year timeline

“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.”

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Panther Creek Cellars Tasting Room in Dundee; Tony Rynders, Ken Wright and Sam Bronfman; Panther Creek Winemakers’ Early Release Pinot Noir 1986; Dale West, Panther’s 1st employee and current Tasting Room Associate with Christie Shertzer, General Manager; Winemaker Tony Rynders; Carter Vineyard; McMinnville Power Plant Tasting Room; Today’s Dundee Tasting Room interior and exterior.


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“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

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Panther Creek Tasting Room

110 SW Highway 99W
Dundee, Oregon 97115

Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Call or email Christie Shertzer for information.

Telephone: (503) 472-8080 or

About Panther Creek Cellars

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Panther Creek Cellars has been producing signature Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay wines since 1986. Founded by the renowned winemaker Ken Wright, Panther Creek has been recognized for its signature blends as well as single vineyard designate wines. The winery has been credited by Robert Parker as “producing some of Oregon’s most concentrated and age worthy wines.” From 2013 onward, the Panther Creek wines have been made by the highly acclaimed Tony Rynders, who continues to discover new vineyards while producing wines expressing purity of fruit, complexity, and place of origin.

Panther Creek is a portfolio company of Bacchus Capital Management.

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About Bacchus Capital Management

Bacchus Capital Management is an investment firm providing strategic capital and making equity investments in United States wineries and wine businesses.

Current Bacchus portfolio companies are: DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Maritime Wine Trading Collective, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards, Dobbes Family Estate / Wine by Joe.

Prior Bacchus portfolio companies are Andretti Winery, Cameron Hughes Wine, and Qupé.

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CONTACT: Hilary Peck of Bacchus Capital Management, (212) 486-3600, ext. 125,