Ksenija and John House, founded Ovum in hopes of producing Oregon white wines that are honest reflections of time and place. Their low intervention production method is a commitment to letting the vintage and vineyard shine, not the vintner. Fruit comes first - their 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. In this case, the Riesling is given a loving and light touch to coax out salinity, minerality and freshness.
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. Their hope is that through their attention to detail and honest technique, they can produce Old fashioned, yet modern wines.
We offer free local delivery in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park, Prospect Heights, and Crown Heights