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Our Philosophy

Ousterhout Wine is… perfection.

We are committed to producing wines of the highest caliber. To achieve this, we start with small vineyards in remarkable appellations that are farmed meticulously. Once the grapes have reached optimal ripeness, they are handpicked and delivered to our pristine gravity-flow winery. Our minimalistic approach to winemaking ensures that the finished product is indicative of its terroir. From fermentation to barrel to bottling, we follow precise techniques in order to craft wines that are balanced, elegant, and perfect for any occasion.

How do you measure perfection?

Creating perfection is no easy feat, but it can be measured with the same instrument that demonstrates the “Golden Mean”, a ratio of 1.618 to 1. This number reflects the relationship to perfection and beauty that is pervasive throughout nature such as the adjacent bones of the fingers, a chambered Nautilus, the Parthenon, the American flag, and female facial beauty. Some say it was developed in Greece by Pythagoras (the same mathematician who did A2 + B2 = C2 for right triangle margins) but there is a real question about this as it is seen in art forms even before the Egyptian culture. Expressed algebraically, for quantities a< and b with a > b > 0, 

 

 

 

in which the Greek letter phi (φ) equals the Golden Mean. It's value is 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a plastic surgeon specializing in facial feminization, Dr. Ousterhout uses the instrument that measures this ratio daily in his surgical procedures. For this reason, we have chosen it as our logo as we continually strive to craft the perfect wine.

To learn more about how Dr. Ousterhout developed an appreciation for fine California wine, and ultimately what prompted him to start producing wine, please read Drink Wine & Sleep Well.

Mailing address: 4375 Pine Flat Rd, Healdsburg CA 95448 | For general inquiries and sales, contact Jack Steffen at (415) 577-3275 or jack@ousterhoutwine.com