I had the most incredible time this weekend at the Napa Valley Reserve. The entire staff made me feel like royalty.
Conceived and founded by H. William Harlan, the winery is located on 80 acres in St. Helena, California in the heart of the Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Reserve has been established in the tradition of the great wine growing estates of the world and is exclusively devoted to offering a unique wine club membership. For a fraction of the cost of owning a vineyard and winery, Members can participate as much or as little as they choose in all stages of winemaking. All wine is produced by the same Harlan Estate winemaking team that is responsible for creating what The Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker says “might just be the single most profound red wine made not just in California, but in the world.”
In its eight years of existence, The Reserve’s membership has grown rapidly, both in number and in geographic diversity. We currently have more than four hundred-Members, two-thirds of whom live outside the Bay Area. Moreover, we have Members in thirty states and nine countries. By working with our winemaking team, cellarmaster and label and packaging designers, our Members from all locations are able to create unique wines that they can call their own.
In addition to producing fine wine, The Reserve conducts events for Members at the winery and other international locations. As part of our yearly curriculum, resident and visiting experts explore a variety of topics including grapegrowing, winemaking, and the culinary arts. Past events have ranged from roundtable discussions with international winemakers to wine and culinary pairings with renowned chefs at restaurants and homes around the world.