Cody Wright


Schmidt, Rich

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Video File


1 hour 13 minutes 26 seconds

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Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Cody Wright, owner, and winemaker of Purple Hands Winery. He discusses growing up in the wine industry, working in the cellar with his dad, Ken Wright, and the challenges of starting his own label. Also, Cody talks about being on Wine Spectator’s Top 100, his hopes for downtown Dundee and the future of the winery.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Purple Hands Winery in Dundee, Oregon on June 4, 2018.


Some oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.