Vintner Joe Wright makes alluring wine for spirited adventurers.
ABOUT ME, ABOUT MY WINE
Carefully sourcing the very best grapes in the Willamette Valley, I lean on my decades of winemaking expertise to craft wines that pair perfectly with the rugged road, the remote trail and a weekend spent with friends.
I am an avid mountain biker with trails directly out my backdoor. Trained as a hydro engineer, I always knew I’d wind up working outdoors in some capacity; fortunately for me, I found grapes.
I’ve been a veteran of the Oregon wine industry since the 1990’s and I’ve been the winemaker at Left Coast Cellars for several years. I leave that practice of tilling and tending to the farming experts, which frees me up to focus on the fine art of making wine with beautiful grapes. I have tight ties in the Willamette Valley wine industry (an incredible community!) and I love collaborating with vineyards and winemakers across the region.
OUR STRONG WINE COMMUNITY
I work closely with vineyards and spend time in the field, studying and observing the grapes at all stages. Together, the growers and I talk wine, soil and grapes at back yard BBQs and summer celebrations as we share glasses of wine and beautiful food. Oregon’s tightly knit wine community makes our wines the unique creations that they are.
HIT THE TRAIL!
Pack your gear, grab your buddies and hit the trail. But don’t forget a bottle or three of wine – the perfect compliment to any awesome adventure. A spirit of adventure, drawn from my love of the outdoors, is infused in everything I do.
You’ll taste it in my wine!
WHERE TO FIND MY WINE
See our Store page for more information.
Also look for me at events throughout the year – but I’m not talking about traditional wine tasting events (though I enjoy those, too!). I will be with you on the trail at Mt. Bike Oregon, watching bike movies at the Filmed by Bike film festival and sinking into the trees at the wildly intimate Keg & Cask festival every August in Oakridge, Oregon.