About Us: Experienced Management

Ken Hart, Vineyard Manager

Ken Hart, our vineyard manager, has over 25 years of experience in agriculture and was involved in planting vineyards at Pepper Bridge, Nicholas Cole, Ash Hollow and Seven Hills (east).

Ken is the general manager for Appellation Management Group (AMG), which is a subsidiary of Dunham Cellars. AMG manages sixteen vineyards including Dunham, Abeja, aMaurice, Yellow Bird and Walla Walla Vintners. Tulpen Cellars is Ken's newest venture; he is making wine with his partner Rick Trumbull using some of the finest fruit available. Get on the mailing list while you still can. Visit www.tulpencellars.com. Meet Kenny Here.
Clonal Vinestock

All of our plantings are high quality clonal vinestock sourced from Inland Desert Nursery in Benton City. Most of the Rhone varietals are Tablas Creek clones, which are cuttings from vines at Ch√Ęteau de Beaucastel, in Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape. These cuttings were imported by the Perrin family and subjected to the USDA indexing process to ensure that they are free of virus. Characteristics of the Tablas Creek clones are available through the links below.

The thing about Walla Walla is there's like five microclimates within this valley.

Everything from arid on the west end to wet on the east end to windy on the west side and in the middle is a hodgepodge. It's not easy to grow grapes in Walla Walla, but what comes out of here is really good..."
Ken Hart, Vineyard Manager