What is Notaviva?

It is the intrinsic effect of music upon human emotion.

From the Italian:

nota - music note
viva - with life

The term was conceived for an Internet venture in 1999. Notaviva.com is a Web site devoted to the online distribution of sheet music. The original goal was to design a word that could capture the essence of music's effect on human emotion. For instance, how would you describe the rush experienced when your favorite song comes on the radio, and the reflex as you reach for the volume? What causes the sadness when a love song brings back the memories of a long-lost romance? Explain the tingle on your skin during the finale of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, or the tear in your eye during Puccini's "Nessun Dorma."

That connection, that feeling is Notaviva.

Our goal in the founding of our vineyard is to capture that feeling and put it in our wines. Be it joy or sadness, we endeavor to create wines that will connect our patrons with their occasions. To that end, we shall name our wines with appropriate musical terminology. From our Vincerò Viognier to our Cantabile Cabernet Franc our wines shall seek to convey a wide range of emotions to enhance the enjoyment of both the wines and the moment.