Casual Fridays at The Reserve
2018 dinners

January 26 • February 23 • March 23 • April 13  • April 27 • May 25 • June 22 • July 27 • August 10 • August 24 • September 28 • October 26

The Napa Valley Reserve presents our Casual Friday Dinners – offering pre-fixe menus featuring seasonal ingredients inspired by the Napa Valley. 

Members and their guests are invited to join us for dinner, wine and conversation in our private winery estate. 


Bodegas Vega Sicilia Wine Dinner
April 20, 2018

Often described as mythical for its quality and rarity, hard to find and extremely sought after, Vega Sicilia’s wines are truly remarkable. Considered ‘Spain’s First Growth’ Estate, Vega Sicilia has held its rank amongst Bordeaux finest châteaux, comparatively adored for its complexity, power and elegance while remaining devotedly Spanish. 

Pablo Alvarez, Proprietor of Vega Sicilia, will be curating a beautifully paired Spanish wine dinner featuring his renowned wines. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste his coveted wines from his legendary Estate here at The Napa Valley Reserve.


'The Art of the Blend' group seminar
April 21, 2018

Join The Napa Valley Reserve winemaker Marco Gressi in this fun-spirited, interactive seminar on how to craft a Bordeaux-style blend. Members and guests will be divided into teams to immerse themselves in this hands-on experience that gives a unique insight into the blending of a complex wine.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn ‘the art of the blend’ and discover how and why each varietal alters the flavor profile of a wine. Each team will taste, evaluate and experiment with foundation wines from The Reserve’s 2016 vintage to collectively determine their custom blend.
Once each team has created their signature blend, our winemakers will taste and select their favorite. This will be followed by a casual, wine-paired lunch.


Flowering of the Vines
May 11 - May 12, 2018

The Napa Valley Reserve celebrates the beginning of the growing season with one of our time-honored events, The Flowering of the Vines. Leaf shoots emerge from the bare vines of winter and flowers grow into clusters that will soon begin their transformation into the fruit of our 2018 vintage.

Auction Napa Valley
June 1 - June 3, 2018

In support of Auction Napa Valley and its charitable efforts, Members and their guests attending the auction are cordially invited to a complimentary wine reception at The Napa Valley Reserve. Please join us as we kick off this year's festivities with a toast before heading to the Live Auction Celebration!

Harvest Weekend Celebration
October 5 - October 6, 2018

Once again this fall, we invite our Members along with their friends and family to come together to celebrate the harvest of a new vintage at The Napa Valley Reserve. Mornings begin by picking grapes with our winemaking team as the sun rises over the vineyard. The culmination of the weekend takes place in the evening, where everyone gathers for a special celebration. We hope you will join us at The Reserve for our most anticipated weekend of the year!

Olive Oil Harvest
November 3, 2018

The olive harvest is a wonderful opportunity to see how olive oil is made and participate in the milling of The Napa Valley Reserve Olive Oil. Members and guests will use a mobile press to mill olives first-hand with Vineyard & Estate Manager Mark Griffin. The Napa Valley Reserve’s 2018 Olive Oil will be featured alongside several other varietals for an in-depth tasting and champagne reception. This year, the harvest will be followed by an exquisite lunch prepared by a guest chef. 

Legends of Motorsport Weekend
November 9 - November 10, 2018

Great cars, fine wine and like-minded automotive enthusiasts will come together once again at The Napa Valley Reserve.We look forward to Members and special guests joining us for a casual rally and scenic drive through Napa Valley. Attendees are highly encouraged to drive their exotic and classic cars. 

Honoring the right-bank
January 13, 2018 - Past Event

When paying tribute to the seductive, smooth and decadent wines of the right-bank, the producers from Saint-Émilion and Pomerol lead the way amongst the highest, most auction-worthy appellations in Bordeaux.

The Napa Valley Reserve invites you to a dinner alongside two prominent houses of the right-bank: Château-Figeac and Château La Conseillante 


Argentina & Uruguay with The Napa Valley Reserve
February 9 - February 18, 2018 - past event

The Napa Valley Reserve invites you to explore some of South America's most celebrated destinations; Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and José Ignacio. Immerse yourself in some of the world's most dramatic vineyards, spectacular cultural landscapes, and amazing cuisine on this once-in-a-lifetime trip created for wine lovers and adventurers alike.

Domaine Bonneau du Martray with Mary Margaret, MW
February 24, 2018 - past event

The Napa Valley Reserve's Wine Education Series commences with Mary Margaret McCamic, tasting white and reds from the historic estate Domaine Bonneau du Martray. 

Mary Margaret is one of only 45 Masters of Wine residing in the United States, of whom only 16 are women. She became a Master of Wine in 2016 and is based in Napa Valley where she works as a wine sales manager. Mary Margaret was the recipient of two prestigious awards for her performance on the Master of Wine exams, earning both the Bollinger Medal for outstanding tasting ability and the Overall Achievement Award for being the top student in her graduating class

An Afternoon with Joel Fleishman
March 11, 2018 - past event

Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow?

Join us for a discussion with Professor Joel Fleishman. His recently released book, Putting Wealth to Work, tells the unprecedented story of the movement of socially motivated capital, and how it may unavoidably change the American economy, and the world at large. It promises to be a fascinating discussion and The Napa Valley Reserve would be honored to have you attend.