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OPUS ONE MOMENTS
Capturing Time and Place
Opus One is the product of two families who shared a passion for wine and a desire to explore new possibilities. Today, our world expands far beyond the present of each vintage. Just as we look back on experience, we are always looking forward for inspiration.
"Wherever wine grapes are grown, it is beautiful."
The 2020 Growing Season
The 2020 growing season in Napa Valley continues to be dry, with low humidity levels and warm days. Fortunately, the moderate temperatures have allowed our vineyard crews to work every day without any delays. Cultivation of the vineyard was in full swing the first week of February and our teams trained diligently with a new frost protection alarm system. As we approached March, we were met with a warm beginning, followed by a cooler trend, as new life arose from our dormant vines. This stage in the life of the vine is referred to as bud break. As the vines emerge from their winter sleep, the Valley will glow in the light of the new leaves.
“Making a great wine is easy; it’s just the first 100 years that are difficult.”
Baron Phillipe De Rothschild
Spring in the Napa Valley
While many guests prefer to visit the Napa Valley during the frenzy of harvest so that they can see grapes coming into the winery, the spring months offer a totally different display of beauty in the Napa Valley. Hillsides turn green again, and many plants flower during this time. Lupine, mustard, and wild poppies create an array of colors against the verdant landscape.
“Wine should express itself. It should tell you where it came from.”
A Global Community
Above from Instagram User, prettysweetmess, "Calm before *and after the storm. '07 @opusonewinery No matter how traveled these bottles are, they shine right through! In such a beautifully restrained, energetic place (Pun Intended)."
Championing the importance of family and the community
In 2018, Opus One was proud to participate in Auction Napa Valley by offering an auction lot titled "Party like it is 1789 with Opus One". The lot included access to a masked costume ball at the Palace of Versailles, dinner in the palace with selected vintages of Opus One and an extraordinary excursion to the City of Light. 4 Imperials (6L) of Opus One 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009 were also included. The lot raised $1.4 million for local health and children's charities.