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Ovum & Minimus - May 24th
Join John House of Ovum and Chad Stock from Minimus as we pair 4 courses of Chef Bill Wallender's seasonal & local cuisine with their wines.
About the Winemakers
"Ovum was founded in hopes of producing Oregon white wines that are honest reflections of time and place. Our low intervention production method is a commitment to letting the vintage and vineyard shine, not the vintner. Fruit comes first - our top priority is finding farmers that share our beliefs, and then getting out of the way so their hard work can be tasted.
Native ferments, no subtractions or additions, except for SO2 - extended lees contact 8-9 months, for textural complexity. All of this is done in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as cement egg and Austrian cask. Ovum is solely committed to the production of white wines, mainly Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat.
At Ovum, each wine is produced the same way - if the wine smells and tastes different, it has everything to do with terroir, and little to do with the winemaker. Our hope is that through our attention to detail and honest technique, we can produce old fashioned wines in the modern world"
"Minimus was started in 2011 by our winemaker. Chad Stock, as a series of one-off experiments, and continues to be a innovator of experimentation and research. Minimus pushes the boundaries of winemaking and viticulture by continuously exploring the possibilities in this diverse region. We use a variety of fermentation vessels, and work with as many cultivars and clones as we can, often producing experiments that will never be repeated."