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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.

Black and white photo of the guard towers and courtyard at Opus One

In turbulent and challenging times such as this, to stay silent is to be complacent and complicit. Opus One stands unequivocally on the side of equality and justice for everyone. We stand steadfastly opposed to all forms of racism and injustice. Black lives matter. Opus One was born of cultural diversity and we cherish and nurture our diversity. We are committed to working with our neighbors in our community and with people all across our country and around the world to help bring about real and lasting change. We are all in this together.

An Opus One vineyard worker driving a Bobard Tractor through the vineyards for hedging

The vineyard team is straightening shoots for hedging. This allows us to keep the number of leaves required to ripen two clusters of grapes and to reduce the amount of water the vine needs to cool itself. Hedging also promotes lateral shoot growth in the cluster zone, which provides protection to grape berries from the sun.

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Straight rows of green vineyards after hedging

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

Margrit Mondavi
A macro shot of a vine during bud break.
A large wind machine, in the middle of the vineyard, ready to turn on any minute for frost control
Frost Protection

Our team remains vigilant and at the ready to act should conditions for frost occur. Awakened in the very early morning hours by an automatic alert system, the team will respond by activating high intensity fans to stir the air and prevent frost damage to the newly emerged and fragile shoots.

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A blue Bobard Tractor cultivating between the vineyards

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.

The front of the Opus One building, clouds, olive trees and driveway after a recent rain

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

Baron Phillipe De Rothschild

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

Michael Silacci
A bottle of Opus One, next to a wine glass and rack of lamb on a dinner table
Staircase
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.

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Bottle of Opus One 2007 next to a red wine glass, with clouds and sunshine in the background

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)."

The front of the Opus One winery at night, with a glow in the background
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