Parallel Wines is the only winery with a direct association between Park City, UT and Napa Valley, CA. In an homage to skiing, Parallel refers to the tracks first left after an initial run down the ski slopes. The label is creatively designed and reflects these "ski tracks."
Started in 1999, Parallel Wines is now celebrating its 22nd year with Principal Winemaker Philippe Melka. The four couples who started the winery met and developed life-long friendships beginning in the 1970s - brought together by their 'parallel' lives in real estate and development in Park City, Utah as well as their love of skiing, Napa Valley wines and culinary adventures. Sadly they lost one of the founding members, Mike Doilney, in the fall of 2020 after a gallant battle with brain cancer. He is greatly missed, and the three current partner couples are proud continue to celebrate his life in Parallel Wines.
Adrienne D.A. Smith
"PEOPLE Behind the Places" with host, Steven Rea, interviews two of Parallel Wines owners, Mac MacQuoid and Bulent Pulak, published on April 30, 2020. Click the image to listen!