We continue knowing the wineries of our Biodiversity Ranking and today it’s Ovid Napa Valley’s turn. They are characterized by taking meticulous care in every step, blending classical and modern methods in farming and winemaking.
Modernity and tradition
Their vineyard was planted in 2000 and it has an extension of 15 acre. It is organically farmed and CCOF-certified. They divided into one-acre blocks using different rootstock and clone combination of Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Modernity and tradition come together in this winery, and they show up in their own facilities and in their workflow. “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.” Furthermore, their gravity flow winemaking process uses both methods, traditional and modern, including built-in-place concrete and pre-cast concrete fermenters, all with state-of-the-art controls.
Sustainability as a basis for the wine quality
For them, sustainability is the key in all the processes, from the soil to the cellar. Starting in the vineyard, they think the health of the soil is responsible for the health of the vines and consequently the quality of the wine. “Farming for the health of the soil allows us to sustainably and consistently produce great wines.”
They trusted in WineSeq® and it has become an interesting tool for them. “WineSeq® has fostered some important conversations about farming. We are honored to be included in Biodiversity Ranking and we will work to continue to encourage the biodiversity of our soils.”
WineSeq® works, and more and more wineries have discovered the unknown aspects of their vineyards through the microbial community hidden in their soils. A WineSeq® test will help you discover the level of biosustainability of your soils.