The rocket scientists at NASA will have a new home come 2020. Opus One has confirmed that it will be acquired by the space agency next year. Details of the sale and the sale price were not disclosed by Opus’ owners, Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. and Constellation Brands. NASA technology has already been in use in numerous Napa Valley vineyards for nearly two decades. The agency plans to use the iconic winery as a new facility devoted to research on climate change and the impact of climate change on agriculture. According to a NASA spokesperson, the winery’s evocative space ship-like exterior was a major draw in the decision. And yes, we are just kidding. Opus One is staying Opus One and going to continue making its beautifully classic cabernets. (But the part about NASA technology being used in Napa Valley vineyards is true!)

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.