We include a book recommendation from the winery with each new release. Sometimes, book selections will have a strong connection to literature, philosophy or farming, and sometimes the book is just something wonderful and inspiring that we want to share. We also ask our guests to share their favorite book and produce an annual compilation of our customers’ suggestions.

Book ListsRecommendations from guests & staff

2010-2011 Recommended Books
2008-2009 Recommended Books


OVID Napa Valley: Collected Poems: 1974-2004 by Rita Dove

Experiment N2.7, F2.7, W5.8: A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

OVID Napa Valley Loc. Cit. Lapham’s Quarterly, Home, Winter 2017 edition


OVID Napa Valley: Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs by Wallace Stegner

OVID Hexameter and Syrah: The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka

Experiment C4.6, M2.6 & W4.7: The Unknown Craftsman by Sōetsu Yanagi.


OVID Napa Valley: Enlightenment Now - by Steven Pinker. New York: Random House, 2018.

OVID Hexameter and Syrah: The Secret Lives of Color - by Kassia St. Clair. New York: Penguin Books, 2017.

Experiment P5.5 & W3.6: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - by Yuval Noah Harari. New York: HarperCollins, 2015.


OVID Napa Valley: Epitaph for a Peach - by David Mas Masumoto. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.

OVID Hexameter and Syrah: The Rain In Portugal - by Billy Collins. New York: Random House, 2016.

Experiment H3.4 & N1.4: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - by Randall Monroe. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.