About Us | Ott and Murphy Wines
At 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