Our wines embody what we like to call the "ABC's"
of SOV wine:
A – Aroma B – Balance C – Character, complexity S – Structure
Winemaking at Spotted Owl Vineyards begins in the vineyards where we meticulously care for the vines and sort the fruit long before the grapes reach our winery doorstep. We start with numerous small lots of fruit vinified by vineyard block, varietal and clone, which provides a unique "spice rack" for creating the distinctive flavor for each of our wines.
Why do we call all of our wine "Cuvs"?
At SOV we believe the finest wines are made by selectively blending the best components to create wines of great complexity and flavor for your enjoyment. The word "Cuv" literally means "vat" in French, the term is also used to refer to a special wine blend. Whether we combine a single grape varietal from different vineyard blocks or bring together different varietals in the same wine, blending embodies the true artistry and creativity of the winemaking craft.
With each vintage we devote ourselves to accentuate the best that nature has to offer. In collaboration with winemaker Rolando Herrera we combine traditional winemaking methods with the best scientific practices and winemaking artistry to craft a truly memorable wine to enjoy upon release and for years to come.