Thank you for your interest in Parallel Wines! We now have private tasting experience options at our winemaking and hospitality home in Napa Valley as well as the opportunity to taste and acquire Parallel Wines from the comfort of your own home with our online tastings.
Please note: Tastings, whether in Napa Valley or in your home, are popular and our space is limited. We recommend securing your reservation at least 14 days in advance (28+ days in advance during Harvest Season). However, some cancellations occur, so please call or email for availability.
For large groups or for information about private dinners and events in your area, please call or email us.
To read guests' reviews of our Tasting Experiences, please visit our TripAdvisor page.
Napa Valley Tasting Experiences
**Parallel Napa Valley takes the health and safety of its guests, colleagues and employees extremely seriously. While we are excited to reopen with our Napa Valley Tasting Experiences at Brasswood in St. Helena, we are doing so under the direction and protocols established by the Napa Valley Vintners, Napa County and the State of California. For more information about these protocols, please visit the Napa Valley Vintner's website here, or contact us directly with questions.**
LUNCH & WINE TASTING (WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS):
Ski (or drive) right up to the “lodge” at the Brasswood Restaurant and enjoy a multi-course, hand-selected wine and lunch pairing. Included are our three highly-rated current releases: Napa Valley Chardonnay, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Black Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon along with one special pour from our Library Collection. We have made a special selection of dishes from the Brasswood Restaurant that perfectly pair with these stunning Philippe Melka wines.
Appointments are available starting at 11:30AM daily. Please allow 2 hours for this tasting, and alert us of food allergies or dietary restrictions when making your reservation.
$125 per person, maximum of 5 guests (Wine Club Members receive 25% discount)
APRES WINE TASTING (WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS):
Whether you make your way by ski or car, stop, relax and unwind with a guided wine tasting on the beautiful Brasswood Property. Enjoy our three highly-rated releases: Napa Valley Chardonnay, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Black Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon along with one special pour from our Library Collection. We have made a special selection of small bites and cheeses from the Brasswood Bakery that perfectly pair with these stunning Philippe Melka wines.
Appointments are available at 10:00AM, 12:00PM or 2:00PM daily. Please allow 90 minutes for this tasting.
$75 per person, maximum of 6 guests (Complimentary for up to 4 people with Wine Club Membership)
Private, Online Tasting Experience
The option described below is to accomodate guests sheltering at home who desire an authentic private tasting option focused on sampling wines, purchasing opportunities and learning about our Wine Clubs.
We also offer completely customizable online tastings for Corporate Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Special Celebrations. For one of these options, please contact our General Manager, Adrienne Smith at (707) 486-1100 or email@example.com for more information.
Let us bring the Parallel Wines' Napa Valley tasting room to you and your Napa Valley wine-loving friends with this private, live video tasting. A guided wine tasting that includes our 3 highly-rated current releases:
- 2018 10th Anniversary Napa Valley Chardonnay
- 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points Wine Advocate
- 2016 Black Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: 94+ Points Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points Wine Advocate
Tasting wines are shipped to you...and now you can add on food pairings from local Napa Valley food purveyor, Panevino, for an all-inclusive, private wine and food experience!
Appointments are available daily from 10AM - 7PM in your local time zone. Please contact our General Manager, Adrienne Smith at (707) 486-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply use the Tasting Reservations form to request your appointment.
- $95 per person (2 person/fee minimum per household), includes one 750mL bottle of each of the 3 wines listed above (Retail: $365), 2-day shipping is complimentary (Value: $30-85).
- $35 supplement per household/location to add on our hand-selected Panevino wine-food pairings, which include:
- Rosemary Mixed Nuts (6oz package): Light brown sugar, sea salt, fresh rosemary and a hint of heat lightly coat a mix of whole-piece pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios. The bright citrus on the wine compliments the rosemary (think lemon-rosemary chicken or salmon!) and the touch of heat and sweet make it a compelling and delightful pairing.
- Saucisson Provencal (6oz whole salumi): Lavender-infused, housemade charcuterie made with rose wine, white pepper and garlic and aged in a custom curing chamber for weeks. The herbaceousness of the salumi pairs exceptionally well with this smooth, medium-bodied cabernet and pulls out its natural spicy, black pepper notes.
- Oil-Cured French Olive and Provencal Herb Grissini (4oz package): Handmade semolina breadsticks are how Panevino started 12 years ago - a husband and wife team passionate about making the perfect accompaniments for Napa Valley wine. These special breadsticks provide a deep, earthy flavor that perfectly compliments our bold reserve cabernet that is steeped in mocha, leather, dark chocolate and blackberry.
- Complimentary mailed package including additional food pairing suggestions, table set-up, and other materials to guide our tasting.
Requirements: 1-4 locations or 2-8 people; tablet, laptop or smart TV (please no cell phones); familiarity with using Zoom for online meetings. Please allow 90 minutes for this tasting.
Glass of Gratitude Online Tasting Experience
In recognition of the heroic, life-saving efforts in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Parallel Napa Valley launched a series of complimentary online wine tastings for the very people who everyone should raise a glass to: America’s front line medical workers.
Each Thursday, starting May 7th, from 5-6 p.m. PST, Parallel will welcome 8 guests total in up to four locations for a complimentary tasting of two highly-rated Parallel wines (crafted by renowned winemaker Philippe Melka) with Parallel General Manager Adrienne Smith. The complimentary experience is valued at $225 per location and includes two bottles of Parallel wines shipped to the participants in advance.
To participate in the Glass of Gratitude Program, interested parties can contact Adrienne Smith directly by email (email@example.com) or phone (707-486-1100) to sign up for upcoming tastings. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis for individuals in up to four locations. Each participant will receive one bottle of 2018 Parallel Chardonnay (SRP $75) and one bottle of 2017 Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $110). Shipping is included in the experience.
“Wine is a catalyst for bringing people together, and in these difficult times, coming together and sharing a glass of wine – even if it’s online - means a lot,” added Val Chin, Partner at Parallel Napa Valley. She states, “Parallel’s ownership has a long history of giving back, be it educational exchange, donating parkland to urban areas, or supporting the arts and healthcare. This is a natural extension of the way we’ve lived our lives long before the wines came to be 21 years ago. We are grateful for these professionals’ personal sacrifices.”
To make a reservation or for information about large parties, private dinners and other events, please complete the form above:
Adrienne D.A. Smith
t: (707) 486-1100
CANCELLATION POLICY: For Napa Valley Tasting Experience, we understand your travel plans may change. Kindly let us know us as soon as possible as our cancellation policy requires 3 days' notice. Cancellations made within 3 days of the tasting appointment start time, or no shows, will be charged full tasting fees. However, your tastings fees can be applied toward a future appointment or wine purchase within 6 months from your original tasting appointment date.
CANCELLATION POLICY: For our Online Tasting Experiences, we understand schedules change. Kindly let us know as soon as possible as our cancellation policy requires 7 days' notice. Cancellations made within one week, or no shows, will incure a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after your wine samples have shipped will be charged full price for the sample bottles sent plus shipping costs and a $100 cancellation fee. Unfortunately, cancellations fees cannot be applied toward a future appointment or wine purchase.
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We look forward to welcoming you!