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Oovvda Winery owner Brian Overboe is liquidating inventory to ultimately close the family business.
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Oovvda Winery owner Brian Overboe is liquidating inventory to ultimately close the family business.

Oovvda owners set to shutter family winery

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The family-owned Oovvda Winery north of Springfield is set to close after more than a dozen years in business.

Brian Overboe, owner of Oovvda Inc., said he’s liquidating the winery’s inventory with no set date to shutter the business at 5448 N. Berry Lane.

Overboe said his chronic back pain ultimately caused the closure. The winery, which sits on roughly 10 acres, also includes the Overboe home.

To better deal with ongoing back issues, he recently settled into a single-level home that’s more accessible, Overboe said, noting that selling the Berry Lane home means selling the winery.

“I couldn’t wait on customers anymore,” he said of day-to-day operations to serve winery customers, even if he remained seated. “It took the fun out of it, so we found a place that’s all on one level – no stairs. I can’t maintain two places forever.”

Overboe said he bought the Berry Lane property in 2003, and opened Oovvda Winery there on Memorial Day 2005. He originally licensed Oovvda Inc. in 2001, according to the Missouri Secretary of State office.

Moving forward, he said rooting out a buyer to continue the winery would be ideal, though unlikely.

“Finding a buyer that would value the winery name and be interested in continuing winemaking would be slim and none,” he said. “I’m not counting on it.”

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