Praise & Press

Here's what folks are saying about Cellar 503:

"I was so excited to get my first shipment today. Your tasting notes and info on each winery were so well done! Great pictures, great makes me want to drive down to Newberg as soon as possible and visit the wineries. Now my big dilemma; which wine should I open first."
- Eileen A., Cellar 503 Member

"Thank you for being amazing at your job and selecting the very best wines. I'll be a member for life!"
- Liz M., Cellar 503 Member

"I really love these backgrounds on our local vintners and of course makes me want to drink their wines. Thank you!"
- Tiffany P., Cellar 503 Member

"Thank you for such a great evening, Carrie! We all really enjoyed it and loved tasting your wine selections. Congratulations on the first anniversary of your business, too! I think you’ve got a great thing going and I wish you all the very, very best. I’m so glad to have won this contest and become aware of your wine club."
- Gavin L., Winner of Portland Monthly Contest

"Wanted to thank you for your write up on Upper Five Vineyard on your website. Perfect translation of our winemaking approach AND the wine." - Terry Sullivan, Winemaker, Upper Five Vineyard

"For moms who love wine, consider the gift that keeps on giving—a wine club membership! With this gem, mom gets two bottles a month of local wines, ranging from light and bright whites to big and bold reds." Don’t Forget a Present for Mom! - Portland Monthly

"As it happens, Cellar 503 saw so much success in its 16 months that it will soon open a headquarters, tasting room and event space in Southwest Portland." Raise a glass to Oregon Wine Month - Portland Tribune

"Carrie Wynkoop, owner of Oregon wine club Cellar 503, has made it possible for sippers to discover all the grape-filled goodness Oregon’s wineries have to offer." Getting to Know: Cellar 503 - Sip Northwest

"Cellar 503, the 2-year-old Oregon wine club, announced plans for a 1,000-square-foot tasting room at 4407 SW Corbett Ave, expected to open June 19." Portland Food News To Chew - Portland Monthly

"Cellar 503 is a wine club unlike any other I’ve seen. And, ahem, we’ve belonged to a few. What makes it different: Cellar 503 celebrates Oregon wine regions and wineries as much as it celebrates the wine selections themselves. In other words, with Cellar 503, customers aren’t just paired with monthly wine offerings. They’re paired with Oregon destinations. Each monthly selection from Cellar 503 comes with very detailed tasting notes, along with a full sheet of information on the Oregon growing region and winery. As Oregonians who pride ourselves on knowing quite a bit about our state’s wineries, we have been pleasantly surprised to learn a great deal from these notes." Oregon travel without leaving home: Cellar 503 for Valentine’s Day - Pit Stops for Kids

"Cellar 503 shares its unique, high-quality, affordable Oregon wines in a monthly or quarterly wine club as well as one-time and short-term holiday gift memberships." The Ultimate Valentine's Gift Guide for Guys - Parade Magazine

"These foodie gifts for the moms in the office offer something unique and eclectic. Cellar 503 - This Oregon wine is delivered in a set each month. You can pick from red, white, or a mix and they also offer a four-bottle club. Local wineries supply the product." 10 Unique Foodie Gifts for the Moms in the Office - Inc. Magazine

"We Oregonians tend to be proud of our rich wine industry. While most wine lovers know that Oregon produces world class Pinot Noir, it’s not as widely known that our vast and varied terrain also produces incredible Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet, Riesling, Brut, and more. So it came as a surprise to me that there wasn’t already a wine club devoted to Oregon wines… until now." Oregon Wine Club: Cellar 503 - Urban Bliss Life

"Whether you’re a wine country regular or just starting to explore, there’s a lot to be discovered right here in Portland – without having to fight the traffic in Dundee and Newberg. And at Cellar 503, we love trying wines from inspiring new winemakers doing innovative things with grapes. Cheers!" Discover Portland’s Urban Winemaking Industry - GoLocalPDX

"A hobby that turned into an obsession ultimately led an entrepreneur to get into the growing Oregon wine scene by launching a wine club called Cellar 503. Carrie Wynkoop, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, started Cellar 503 in November and has quickly found a willing and growing audience for the wines she selects from across Oregon." Cellar 503 curates wines for Oregon-obsessed fans - Great Northwest Wine

“There’s great wine being made all over the state that is not just pinot,” says Wynkoop, 37, a Northeast Portland mom and business owner who started the wine club in November. “We focus on the small places without huge distribution.”Wynkoop says she wanted to make it as easy as possible for anyone to play. “This is not a wine club for snobs — just for people who want to learn something and enjoy,” she says. New Oregon wine club 'not for wine snobs' - Portland Tribune

"BIG IDEA: Why commit to a single vintner’s wine club when there are so many you want to try? The Cellar 503 wine club curates a new shipment of two different red or white Oregon wines every month, to help you discover small winemakers." Trophy Case: March's Best Local Stuff - Portland Monthly