“Note too that a FAITHFUL STUDY of the liberal arts HUMANIZES character and permits it not to be cruel.”
- Letters from the Black Sea – II, ix, 47
PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO
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.
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: 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.