Casual Friday

Enjoy a casual evening on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at The Napa Valley Reserve with wonderful friends, food and wine. Members are welcome to bring guests and their favorite wine to share in the comfortable surroundings of The Reserve. Wine from our cellar will be available for purchase.

Dinner Menu Will Feature:

Kale Salad
Lemon, avocado, parmesan crisps & Reserve olive oil
Sliced Top Sirloin
Sauce bordelaise

Soft Polenta
Grilled Reserve Vegetables
Brownies & Whipped Cream

Casual Friday
Friday, April 07, 2017

6:30 p.m. | Reception
7:15 p.m. | Dinner

The Art of the Blend
Instruction with Winemaker Marco Gressi

This exciting event is a unique, hands-on opportunity for Members and their guests to immerse themselves in the art of blending wines at The Napa Valley Reserve. Join Reserve Winemaker Marco Gressi for an instructive seminar on how to craft an exceptional wine using the basic fundamentals of flavor profiling.


Members and their guests will be divided into teams to create their own blend. Foundation wines from the 2015 vintage will be provided and Members will discover which have the potential to add various components such as depth and elegance. Once each team has crafted a blend that best suits its collective palate, the winemaking team will then sample the final products and choose a favorite. Members will have the chance to share their experiences and newfound knowledge of winemaking over a relaxing springtime lunch paired with a selection of fine wines.

The Art of the Blend
Saturday, April 8
10:30 a.m. | Blending Session
12:00 p.m.| Casual Lunch with Wine Pairings



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Wine Education Series:
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May 1 - 5, 2017
A Trip to Burgundy with Daniel Johnnes of La Paulée
A once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the grand wine estates of Burgundy

May 5 & 6, 2017
Flowering of the Vines
Spring celebration with live entertainment

May 19, 2017
Casual Friday

May 20, 2017
Sporting Clays at Wing & Barrel Ranch
Sonoma, California

June 3, 2017
Auction Napa Valley Reception

June 9, 2017
Casual Friday

June 10, 2017
An Evening with Château Palmer & Thomas Duroux

June 23, 2017
Casual Friday

June 24, 2017
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July 7, 2017
Casual Friday

July 8, 2017
Wine Education Series:
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July 28, 2017
Casual Friday

July 29, 2017
An Afternoon with with Winemaker & Mad Fritz Master Brewer Nile Zacherle
Educational tasting and lunch

August 4, 2017
Casual Friday

August 5, 2017
An Evening with Artist & Sculptor Gordon Huether
Private viewing, tour and dinner at Huether's Napa Studio

August 19, 2017
An Evening with Author Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, and Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape
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September 1, 2017
Casual Friday

September 2, 2017
An Evening at Pulido - Walker
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September 15, 2017
Casual Friday

October 6 & 7, 2017
Harvest Weekend
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October 27, 2017
Casual Friday

November 3 & 4, 2017
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November 10, 2017
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November 11, 2017
Olive Harvest

November 18, 2017
A White Truffle Dinner with Commentary by Antonio Galloni, Creator of "Vinous"
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December 2, 2017
Holiday Celebration

December 9, 2017
Wine Education Series:
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