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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.

Pressing

Once the fruit is carried to the winery, it is sorted by hand first. Afterward an optical sorter selects only the individual berries that meet our criteria (perfect size, shape and color) for fermentation. Fermentation lasts for 8-10 days and once finished the wine will be left in contact with the skins for an additional 20 days on average. This extended skin contact enhances color and flavor development. After this extended maceration, the wine is drained by gravity into French oak barrels for aging. Remaining must (skins and seeds) are raked into a traditional basket press where they are slowly and gently pressed to extract remaining wine.

Harvest 2018

The 2018 harvest is now complete. The year experienced very moderate temperatures and perfect conditions for flowering which led to a bountiful harvest with exceptional quality. With all of the grapes harvested, the rest of the work remains in the cellar

"Wherever wine grapes are grown, it is beautiful."

Margrit Mondavi

Beginning of Fall in the Napa Valley

After the fruit is harvested, the grapevines begin to shut down but before they go dormant, they produce a beautiful sea of gold, yellow and orange across the Napa Valley

Fall in the Napa Valley

Opus One is committed to a healthy ecosystem. For more information about our sustainability programs, visit our Estate page.

Wildlife in the vineyards

“Wine should express itself. It should tell you where it came from.”

Michael Silacci
At Home Around the World

Situated next to a shady park in the heart of Bordeaux, our Opus One International office is located in a 19th century townhouse. From this location and with the help of our team members in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, we cultivate and nurture relationships that span the globe. Today, Opus One is currently sold in over 90 countries.

A Global Community

Above from Instagram User koryl91Tasting wine is one of the best ways to “travel” the world, study history and experience different cultures. Most importantly though, wine connects and brings people together. Enjoy something delicious this weekend! Cheers! 🍷🥂 #sommlife #sommelier #wine #redwine #napavalley #opusone #colgin #burgundywine #lafiterothschild #bordeaux christorresesqwhich one stood out? koryl91@christorresesq that ‘93 Opus was killer 👌🏻 truffle.italiaWow! So good! Follow us for truffle tips! regards from Italy

“Making a great wine is easy; it’s just the first 100 years that are difficult.”

Baron Phillipe De Rothschild

Modeled after the historic Hospice de Beaune auction in Burgundy and co-founded by Robert Mondavi, Auction Napa Valley has become the world’s preeminent luxury lifestyle event. To date, the Auction Napa Valley has contributed over $170 million dollars to support local wellness and children's education agencies.

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.

2018 Auction Napa Valley Auction Lot

Arrival through the King's Gate at the Palace Of Versailles. The Opus One lot included a private tour of the palace after hours, dinner in the apartments of Louis XVI and attendance at Le Grand Bal Masqué of Versailles.

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