The name "Seven Oxen" comes from the Latin term for the seven stars of the Big Dipper constellation. The Latin name for the constellation is septentriones, translated as seven plough oxen or seven threshing oxen. The Romans believed the rotation of the Big Dipper around the North Star resembled a team of oxen circling a threshing floor.
Perched high up in the hills, far away from any light pollution, Seven Oxen Vineyard is an ideal place to witness the cycle of stars as they move through the sky. The Big Dipper's changing position in the night sky marks the turning of the seasons, while its stars always point the way North, reminding us that some things remain invariable. In this spirit, we strive to embrace the dynamics of nature while making principles of stewardship and responsibility a constant guide for how we work our land and produce our wine.