Oregon Wine Press

Marque and Cody Wright at their previous Purple Hands' tasting room. 

Marque and Cody Wright at their previous Purple Hands' tasting room. 

Cody Wright in his new tasting room and winery. 

Cody Wright in his new tasting room and winery. 

Wright Again– Willamette Valley winemaker’s son makes his own way.

Ken Wright earned a preeminent place both on the local scene and well beyond since founding Panther Creek Cellars in 1986. Not a novice even then, his prior wine experience in California dated to 1978.

His son, Cody, was six years old when the Wrights arrived in the Yamhill Valley. He became a member of the Panther Creek cellar team just four years later.

New Face of Dundee– Purple Hands part of town’s revitalization

What’s new, red all over and has Purple Hands? Purple Hands Winery, now open for tasting and bottle purchases in up-and-coming Dundee.

Purple Hands’ winemaker, Cody Wright, is a second-generation vintner from legendary vinicultural stock. His dad is Pinot icon Ken Wright and his stepdad is crémant master Rollin Soles (Argyle, ROCO).