Amazing Ken Wright Cellars and 6 Course Dinner Pairing You MUST DO!!! August 24th, at We-Ko-Pa


Delicious six-course menu created by Chef de Cuisine Matthew Brake will pair innovative menu items with some of the top wines from Wright’s highly acclaimed Willamette Valley vineyards. If you like amazing wine, incredible food and would love to learn about wine from one of the most amazing winemakers, YOU MUST BOOK this event! 


A champagne reception at 6 pm, followed by a six-course dinner menu and wine pairings featuring wines from esteemed winemaker Ken Wright of Ken Wright Cellars in Carlton, OR.

AMUSE                    Kumamoto Oyster, Smoked Trout Roe/Mignonette

Paired with:            Ken Wright, Pinot Blanc Freedom Hill Vineyard Willamette Valley OR, 2017

FIRST COURSE    Japanese A-5 Striploin, Miyazaki Prefecture, with Radish/Blistered Shishito Pepper/Truffle Ponzu/Sake Yuzu Espuma

Paired with:          Ken Wright, Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley OR, 2019

FISH COURSE     Stuffed Petrale Sole with Dungeness Crab/Spring Garlic Puree/Squash Blossom/ Capers/Tarragon Beurre Blanc

Paired with:        Ken Wright, Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard Willamette Valley OR, 2020

INTERMEZZO    Blackberry Sorbet

MAIN COURSE   Venison Loin with Asparagus Puree/Gold Beet/Kale/Potato “Pave”/Red Wine Reduction

Paired with:     Tyrus Evan, Syrah Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Columbia Valley WA, 2017

DESSERT          Japanese Citrus Dome with Genoise/Roasted Pineapple/Supremes/Yuzu Pudding/Toasted Coconut

Paired with:   Grandial, Blanc de Blanc Champagne France, NV

This event is limited to 110 guests and a credit card is needed to secure the reservation.  The restaurant will be closed to the general public.

$175 per guest.  Tax and gratuity not included.

WHEN:      Wednesday, August 24  6 pm

WHERE: Ember We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort 10438 Wekopa Way, Fort McDowell, AZ  85264


WHO: Ken Wright launched his career in the Oregon wine industry in 1986 when he founded Panther Creek Cellars in McMinnville. Eight years later, he introduced Ken Wright Cellars, specializing in single vineyard Pinot Noir. Ken currently makes a single vineyard bottling from 13 vineyard sites in the Northern Willamette Valley.

In 2014, Ken’s 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir was ranked the number one wine in the world by Wine Enthusiast. One year later, he was featured as the first Oregon winemaker in the May issue of Wine Spectator, with a nine-page spread on his lifetime achievements in the Oregon Pinot Noir industry and his local philanthropies.

HOW: To book your reservation, contact Ember Event Sales at 480/789-5323 or jstrait@wekopacasinoresort.com

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