S.O.W. part 48: Opus One

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An early entry in the statement-winery movement, Napa Valley’s Opus One was designed by Scott Johnson of Johnson, Fain & Pereira and completed in 1991. The structure, which combines traditional European architectural elements and pared-down New World aesthetics, was meant to reflect the unique partnership between the label’s founders, Baron Philippe de Rothschild of France’s venerable Château Mouton Rothschild dynasty and Robert Mondavi, California’s legendary winemaking pioneer.

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