Ott and Murphy Wines | About Us Page

About Us | Ott and Murphy Wines

Ott and Murphy WinesAt Ott and Murphy Wines, we  handcraft  small lots of artisan wines  that reflect our relationship with
Our growers whose skill and integrity produce the beautiful grapes that reflect Washington State’s unique glacial and volcanic geology, and our friends and family who work with us during long daytime hours and into the night during Crush, to ready those grapes for transformation by the winemakers.

Because we work in small lots we can use traditional French and artisan techniques: cold soaks, co-fermentation at crush, hand punch downs, stem inclusion, sur lie aging & battonage, minimal filtration or fining, and carefully balanced oak exposure.  We handle our wines very lightly during barrel aging, striving to minimize pumping.  The winemakers favor low oxygen exposure during barrel aging to help preserve the wines’ intense fruit flavors and aromas.

Our Swedish Arts and Crafts inspired  winery is designed to optimize its solar exposure with an insulated, passive-solar heated fermentation room.  And  our cellar employs super-insulation and earth cooling to minimize its energy use.  Along similar lines, we are using lighter weight glass for many of our releases, saving resources and energy.

Ott and Murphy Wines | Whidbey Island, WA

 

 

5 Replies to “Ott and Murphy Wines | About Us Page”

  1. I would like to make reservations for Friday evening, October 20th to hear Dimitry Metheny at 7 PM. Would you please advise me as to when or if I should call you. Thank you ~

    1. Hi Carmelita, glad you will be there to hear Dmitri. Why don’t you give our tasting room a call at 360-221-7131. We open at 1 pm this week, but you can leave a voicemail if you call before 1 pm. Please include how many folks will be in your party. Thanks!

  2. Hey there, saw what appeared to be a name change on the WSLCB site for you folks, to Ott & Hunter, and it made me think to tell you Domaine Ott* in Provence might seek to defend their trademark with you guys. They are of a size that it they might be inclined. Full disclaimer: I distribute this brand. Fuller disclaimer: I fully support the right to put your name on your product regardless of trademark, and I certainly will NOT be advising them, or their importer, of your existence. Go forth and be your Ott self! I’ll have to drop by and try your stuff when next I see my inlaws in the Coupe…

    1. Hi Dieter, Thanks for the heads up and funny (or not so funny) you should mention it. Domaine Ott representatives have contacted us over the past few years so we are all to aware of the influence of their legal team! Maybe if we didn’t make Rose….hmmm. Hope to see you sometime.

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