In this episode, Jill talks to Cody Wright, owner and winemaker at Purple Hands Winery.
Cody grew up working in his family’s businesses—from the winery to the vineyard—and went on to graduate with environmental science degrees from the University of Oregon in 2003. In 2005, at 25 years old, Cody founded Purple Hands Winery with a production of 250 cases. Five years later Marque joined Cody, and together their guidance and focus on quality create the foundation of the company. Many vintages later—with lots of help from their families and friends—Purple Hands Winery works with three estate vineyards and sources from the most acclaimed vineyards in Oregon.
Native to Oregon vineyards and farmland, owners Cody and Marque Wright are most intrigued by wines that reveal the history of their native landscape. Cody, our winemaker, has been in the cellar his whole life, with stints at home and abroad—following in his family’s footsteps. Growing up with some of Oregon’s finest winemaking and grape-growing mentors gave Cody a passion for quality and a deep understanding of the work it takes to strive for excellence. The name Purple Hands is meant to depict this work: the work of harvest when your hands are purple and black and rugged from long days and nights of pushing yourself to create and sustain quality; the work that comes from the heart; the work fundamentals that Cody and Marque’s families demonstrate and that they hope their children will embrace.
As amazing as wine is to consume, the process of how wine is made—the delicate strokes and broad movements that create this harmony of ferment— show us humility in this winery. Purple Hands is a message that showcases honesty and purity: in the name, in the vineyard, and in the wines. As humble shepherds of the grape to the bottle, we celebrate the evolution of the earth’s transformation, and this special place in time that allows us to showcase our expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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