Odyssey Winery and Vineyards

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Appellation: Butte County
Location: 6237 Cohasset Road
Chico, California 95966
Phone: (530)891-9463
Winemaker: Norm Rosene
Tasting Room: Medium
Days/Hours: May-December, Saturdays 1 to 6 pm
Parking: Medium
Picnic Facilities: Picnic Area & Special Event Facilities
Red Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon
White Wines: Symphony
Production: 500 cases


The Winery

The beautiful Greek style designed Odyssey Winery is set amongst rolling vineyards in a gentle sloping valley just north east of Chico. This winery has the distinction of being built by the owners without much in the way of outside help. The tasting room is decorated with some unique art, giving it a modern, upscale feel. The winemaker believes in a minimalist approach to winemaking, using gentle extraction methods, no filtering or fining and expressing the terroir of the vineyard and not just the grape varietal.

The Vineyards

The estate is located just above the valley floor in the rolling hills off Cohasset Road, east of Chico. The estate vineyard has two acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and ½ acre to the UC Davis produced Symphony grape. The winery also purchases grapes in the local area.

The Wines

The specialty of the house is the Symphony grape, a hybrid cross of Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris. This grape was created to thrive in the heat of the Sacramento Valley. It has a great bouquet in the nose and is accomplished at exhibiting a balance between sugar and acidity. This is a wine that sells out quickly at the winery, so come soon after bottling.

The Winemaker

Norm Rosene is the winemaker at Odyssey. He is a dentist by trade, but was bitten by the winemaking bug early on. He practiced as a hobby vintner for several years prior to deciding to take his skills commercial. 

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