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Parallel Wines

Welcome to Parallel Napa Valley

The Parallel Napa Valley label captures the essence of the lines carved by skis on the first run of the day. We wanted our 40+ years of friendship and life in Park City to be reflected in our wine. The label has served to reflect our 20+ years of planting, tending, harvesting and making wines from the parallel rows of vines floating across hillside vineyards in Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley. Today we treasure our common, parallel experience and look ahead to more fond memories. We hope you will enjoy a glass of Parallel Wines, as you create your own memories.

Our Passions

Parallel Napa Valley is thrilled to celebrate its 24th year in 2023 making highly rated, small production wines from notable vineyards with Winemaker Philippe Melka. We are committed to supporting our communities in Napa Valley, Park City and beyond through philanthropic work, to sustainable practices from grape sourcing to shipment packaging, and to having tons of fun producing and drinking stellar wines, skiing, and enjoying life!

Meet the Team

Napa Valley and Online Tastings Available

Parallel Wines is booking in-person Napa Valley Tasting Experiences as well as Private, Online Tastings.

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Featured Wines

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"There are 262 cases of the stunning 2019 Black Diamond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Prima, a blend from two famous vineyards. There's a rich, earthy element and hints of licorice, and both lend nuances to the ripe cassis fruit in this full-bodied effort, which comes across as densly concentrated yet supple and silky...Approachable now, yet with the stuffing to last at least a decade, it's a lovely Cabernet that really expresses its (largely) Rutherford origins."


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94 Points - Karen MacNeil

"Parallel Napa Valley (named after the parallel course that their lives took and an homage to skiing, which the couples also loved) makes distinctive small lot Cabernets from vineyards in the heart of the valley—Oakville and Rutherford. This Cabernet—their “regular” one, not the reserve—is juicy, lively, complex, sleek, and intense. The texture is all silk and velvet. 2019 was a top vintage for many Napa wines—as you’ll see if you lay in a bottle or two of this gem. And while the wine is not inexpensive, we think it delivers more than a slew of other Cabernets that cost nearly twice as much."


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"There are beautiful expressive aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, tarragon and lemongrass. On the palate, racy acidity intermingles with tropical notes of baked pineapple, a touch of vanilla and baking spices as well as grapefruit pith for an elegantly textured wine.”


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Philippe Melka & Atelier Melka Team

We are extremely fortunate to have had Philippe Melka as our Principal Winemaker since we started in 1999. Over the past 20+ years, Philippe has consulted on dozens of top labels, received several 100-point scores from The Wine Advocate and been named by Robert Parker as one of the top nine wine consultants in the world. His consultancy, Atelier Melka, is a distinctive wine consulting company specializing in small production, handcrafted high end wines - working collaboratively with the owners of family wineries who are dedicated to producing world-class wines.

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