OVID Napa Valley

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Austin Peterson started in 2006 as enologist at OVID Napa Valley under the instruction of Andy Erickson. In 2010, Peterson became winemaker, embracing a tension between classical and cutting-edge methods.

Growing up in northern California as the son of a winemaker, Peterson was immersed in the culture and business of wine from a young age – and even financed his studies in enology by making and selling his own blends. The University of California at Davis graduate then went on to compile an impressive resume that includes winery positions in Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina. These expansive travels inform Peterson’s distinctive winemaking style – a combination of innovative thinking and broad perspective.

Today, he continues to push the wines of OVID Napa Valley to new heights and critical acclaim, knowing we have only scratched the surface of this remarkable place.