Founded in 2011 by husband-and-wife duo John House and Ksenija Kostic, who worked together for years at Chehalem, learning the ins and outs of Willamette Valley wine. Ovum started as “a celebration of the diverse expressions of Oregon Riesling.” John and Ksenija source fruit from philosophically aligned farmers throughout the state; they’ve found sites with “blustery Pacific winds, extreme diurnal shifts, and rocky, well-draining soils.”
To best express the vineyards, all of Ovum’s wines are treated the same way in the cellar: natural fermentations, no additions or subtractions except for SO2, extended lees contact of 8-9 months – all in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as Nomblot concrete eggs.
Organic, own-rooted, 40 year old cabernet sauvignon & 5% field blend. Cherry, pomegranate, hints of ..
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