We may not be able to tell you if a cat crossing your path is good luck or bad, but we can tell you one thing with certainty. We see great wine in your future!
Omen Wines are hand-crafted with care from high-quality fruit that have come from “hidden gem” AVA vineyards. This means we have no need to sweeten our wines, or add gum arabic (used to increase mouthfeel) or Velcorin (DMDC). Our desire is to bring excellent wines to anyone, regardless of age or income, who are eager to find an additive-free, crafted wine at an everyday price.
This is a Good Sign!
Are you looking for a sign to try our wines? Here are some things to get you started....Anytime you see any of these things this month it's time to reach for a bottle of Omen!
The Sierra Foothills, CA
Just south of Placerville, at an elevation of 2,306 ft (!) is where we pick our amazing Cabernet Sauvignon which is the backbone of our Omen Red Blend. Here in the Fair Play AVA the high mountainside elevation, and deep granite soils develop grapes for intense wines. It’s astounding to us that this area has been growing amazing wine grapes since the California Gold Rush, yet it is still relatively an unknown, untapped goldmine of high quality fruit!
The Rogue Valley, OR
A forty-five minute drive from Ashland, Oregon will find you in the heart of the Applegate River Valley AVA and the Rogue Valley. It is in this isolated spot, about an hour north of the California border, that we source our powerful fruit for our Omen Pinot Noir. The rolling hillsides have no coastal influence and super warm days, but are balanced by very cool nights due to the buffeting influence of the mountain range. The conditions of this hidden gem vineyard gave us exactly what we wanted, a low yield (2-3 tons/acre) bigger body Pinot Noir grape to give our wine the excellent mouthfeel and balance that we desired, without the need for additives.