On our recent trip to Napa, we made sure to stop at a winery (that’s part of the allure of Napa, after all) that came highly recommended by in-the-know friends. Ovid Vineyards did not disappoint.
Named after the classical Roman poet Ovid, the winery melds the traditional and modern in nearly every aspect of its winemaking. Its facilities and equipment are gorgeous, and in a town full of stunning views, its views are nearly unsurpassed. And the experience of trying Ovid’s wines was one I’ll always remember.
In a gorgeous, glass-enclosed room overlooking the Napa Valley, my husband and I tasted Ovid’s namesake varietal and its secondary wine, Experiment (which the winemakers change the formula of each year, a process basically unheard-of in wine-making). With the guidance of the winning Elizabeth Robertis, we learned about the wines and Ovid’s winemaking process, sipped, and laughed the late morning away (I’m nearly certain this was the earliest I’d begun drinking since the one time I tailgated in college– needless to say I didn’t go to a big football school). It was easy to pretend for an hour or so that we didn’t have a care in the world.
And we made sure to return home with plenty of wine to recreate the experience again at home. I highly recommend you do the same.