06/06/2012 03:57 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Design Ideas From A Couple's Dream-Made-Reality Rustic Winery

After more than 20 years in the software industry, Mark Nelson ventured in a new direction when he set off to open Ovid Winery in Northern-California with his partner Dana Johnson. They settled on 300 beautiful acres on St. Helena's Pritchard Hill for their new business, which features eco-friendly practices and organic farming techniques. The couple commissioned Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects and designer Nicole Hollis to help them design structures with a classic barn-appeal, but with a modern twist. Our friends at California Home + Design have brought us the full story and enchanting images.

Check out the slideshow below for an inside look. All photos courtesy of Ovid Winery, thanks to California Home + Design.

Don't forget to let us know in comments below what you think about this beautiful winery. For the full article and more images, head over to California Home + Design.


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