Napa Valley, Calif.
The winery at Ovid Vineyards was designed for the mountaintop site by Howard Backen.
—Publius Ovidius Naso, the inspiration for Ovid Vineyards’ name and author of Metamorphoses
, famously said, “Omnia mutantur, nihil interit.” (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)
That could apply to the announcement that Napa cultish wine producer Silver Oak Vineyards is buying true cult producer Ovid Vineyards for a reported $50 million including the brand, 16 acres of mountainside vineyards and an exquisite boutique winery.