At The Napa Valley Reserve, our mission from the outset was to create unforgettable experiences around wine that also manage to extend well beyond Viticulture. As we embark on our 14th year, it’s evident that our mission continues to evolve—and that’s mostly due to our diversely accomplished Members. Each year, Members lend their expertise to further an idea, a discussion and experiences that shed light on topics in a way that no other wine club can.
Since joining in 2014, the Isaacs simply started by getting their wine allocation. But their curiosity soon led them to get more involved. Not too long after joining, they took the leap into blending their own wine and creating their own label. Brian says, “The label is more of a commitment, and we didn’t want to rush into it. Wine is a generational thing, so we spent some time thinking of what our label would be.”
One of the great benefits of The Reserve is that we can tap into a wealth of resources—notably our Members—to help us investigate intellectual pursuits that run the spectrum of science, health, and technology. This September evening was a case in point. This time, the topic was Alzheimer’s Disease—specifically, we discussed the causes of the growing disease that’s expected to climb from 5.4 million cases in 2016 to 13.8 million in 2050.
Needless to say, it was an honor and a pleasure to host Château Margaux—one of the most iconic French chateaux in Bordeaux—at The Reserve this past October 22.
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.
Master Sommelier Gilles de Chambure will guide Members through picturesque landscapes, elaborate architectural gems, premium accommodations, and memorable dinners that will make you fall in love with Argentina. Experience tango in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, travel through Mendoza’s breathtaking wine country with visits to its most sought-after wineries, and for those that wish to participate, enjoy golf, polo, and outdoor adventure awaits. Then make your way to José Ignacio, Uruguay, where secret beaches lie ahead in this ultra-chic beach town, complete with top restaurants.
Gilles de Chambure, M.S. has a home in Uruguay and has consulted at some of Argentina and Uruguay's top wineries over the last twenty years. He has extensive relationships in both countries, immersing himself in their cultures, and is excited to bring you on an unforgettable trip.
Limited spaces available. Please contact Alex Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. On Friday evening, a casual dinner welcomes guests from across the globe to reconnect and meet new friends.
Saturday morning vineyard activities continue followed by a festive children's harvest for guests of all ages with lunch, educational activities, and exceptional wines. To end, please join us for a spectacular gathering under the tent where the culmination of the weekend takes place and we combine an artfully crafted menu with paired wines and live music. The evening’s entertainment goes "Beyond the Crush" with a collection of eleven world renowned singers and musicians featuring Vance, Cathryn, and Marcus Lovett. We hope you will join us at The Reserve for our most anticipated weekend of the year!
Friday, October 6, 2017
Great cars, fine wine and like-minded automotive enthusiasts will come together once again at The Napa Valley Reserve. Please save the date for our 13th annual Legends of Motorsport event on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
This year we are honoring four-time IndyCar Series Champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner Dario Franchitti. He is one of only five drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 and the series title in the same season more than once. Franchitti is currently seventh on the all-time wins list with 31 victories. With 90 podium finishes, he passes Al Unser Jr. and Bobby Rahal for fourth on the all-time list. By winning the 2012 Indianapolis 500, he became the 10th driver in history to win the race three times. In March of 2017 Franchitti was elected to the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
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. Following the rally there will be a memorable reception and dinner followed by fireside chat with honoree Dario Franchitti. We hope you will join us for this special occasion!
Director of Motorsports
H. William Harlan
Friday, November 3
6:00 p.m. | Casual Welcome Dinner
Saturday, November 4
8:30 a.m.| Check-In & Continental Breakfast at Meadowood
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.| Rally & Luncheon
5:30 p.m.| Reception & Dinner at The Napa Valley Reserve