At ONX we focus on farming our crops with the understanding that the fruits of our labors will be realized in a glass of wine... your glass hopefully! There is a French term, elevage, which is applied to wine and it translates to “the educating or upbringing” of wine like parents do with their children. We like to extend that notion into the vineyard and believe that we can train the vines into producing the best possible fruit for wine production.
Our winegrowing goal each year is to raise concentrated and highly expressive fruit. We balance our crop to allow the vines to focus their energy on a limited number of clusters. The vine canopy is manicured to allow dappled sunlight penetration and air movement within the vine canopy. We employ a variety of trellis approaches that match our rootstock, scion, and soil combinations.
Unhindered by convention, the ONX Winemaking Team strives to create balanced wines that reflect both the place the grapes were grown and the vintage in which they were born. From rule breaking to blind blending, each vintage of ONX Wines is completely different, yet delightfully cohesive.
The Winemaking Team
The Family of Wines
Each of our wines has its own unique personality that was both intentionally determined and discovered by our winemaking team. What happens in the vineyard each vintage determines which wines we make that year. Not every wine is available each vintage - only when it's the best expression of the land, the time, the grapes and the blend.
Anatomy of a Label
Collage (kə-ˈläzh): "an artistic composition made of various materials"
Wine Blend: "an artistic composition made of multiple varieties of grapes"
Our labels are a visual interpretation of the wine contained within. Each label has been carefully crafted to portray the personality of the wine as well as reflect the various constituents of winemaking. On the labels you will find bits of science, math, poetry and art- all of the elements that go into creating a bottle of wine!
Continuing with the art theme, each back label mimics a gallery card found in a museum. The color dots correspond to the varieties in the blend. From vine to bottle our wines are crafted and packaged for maximum enjoyment and interaction.