Ovid Napa Valley
Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso] was a Roman poet who lived from 43 BC to 17 AD. His most famous work, Metamorphoses, is a poetic narrative of the Greek myths, celebrating the themes of transformation and change. In transforming their estate-grown grapes to Ovid wine, they take meticulous care in every step, blending classical and modern methods in farming and winemaking. Planted in 2000, their organically farmed and CCOF-certified 15 acre vineyard is divided into one acre blocks, each with a different rootstock and clone combination of Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The winery itself is classically proportioned and built of timeless materials - wood, stone and concrete, interleaved with modern windows, hatches and skylights--and powered by solar energy.