Ovid. Napa Valley

2016 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 150
Vintage: 2016

Ovid. Napa Valley


Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Sourced from our estate vineyards, perched on the western reaches of Pritchard Hill at 1,400 feet
  • Crafted by innovative winemaker Austin Peterson from the rocky red, volcanic soils of our estate
  • MMXVI embraces the paternal tension between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
  • Like all Ovid wines, MMXVI is native-yeast fermented and bottled unfined and unfiltered


Perched on the western reaches of Pritchard Hill at 1,400 ft., Ovid Napa Valley was planted in MM. Our organically farmed, 15-acre vineyard is divided into one-acre blocks with rootstock and clonal combinations of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Ovid’s rocky red, volcanic soils and west-facing blocks yield focused and long-lived wines. Our Premiere Napa Valley offering, entitled MMXVI, is crafted by winemaker Austin Peterson and embraces the paternal tension between its components Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The winery’s name was inspired by the Roman poet, Publius Ovidius Naso, whose Metamorphoses is a poetic narrative of the Greek myths, celebrating themes of transformation and change. “Omnia mutantur, nihil interit ... the more things change, the more they stay the same.” - Ovid

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Austin Peterson

Winemaker, Ovid. Napa Valley

Winemaker, Austin Peterson

My experience with wine begins as far back as I can remember, working in cellars and walking vineyards in Napa and Sonoma with my father. Since then I have been blessed to work with tremendously talented people in France, South Africa, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and, of course, Napa.

Country born: United States

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis 2005

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To deliver the most pure and compelling expression of a vineyard.,

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery Napa Green Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Premiere Napa Valley 23
Ovid. Napa Valley 2016 Red Wine Napa Valley MMXVI 22
Seavey Vineyard Napa Green Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Franco-Swiss Terrace Reserve 22
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