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General Manager Adrienne Capps Will Host Small Groups Starting June 1

Napa Valley, CA – Parallel Napa Valley is pleased to announce it has resumed its popular private wine pairing lunches at Brasswood in St. Helena, starting on Monday, June 1. The Parallel Wine Pairing Lunch will feature a set menu of four seasonal courses paired with four Parallel Wines, which are crafted by renowned winemaker Philippe Melka, including Napa Valley Chardonnay, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Diamond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and a special pour from Parallel’s Library Selection.

“We are very excited to welcome guests once again for an unforgettable wine pairing lunch experience at Brasswood,” said Parallel General Manager Adrienne Capps. “We’ve offered this experience for more than two years, and it is one of our most popular. Our wines really shine with the delicious seasonal dishes prepared by Brasswood Chef David Nuno, and the whole experience makes for a delightful and memorable day in the beautiful Napa Valley.”

Capps also notes that the team at Brasswood is working to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all, with strict protocols in place for hygiene and social distancing.  Tables will be spaced six feet apart, masks will be required for guests when not seated, as well as for all restaurant staff, and there will be a maximum of six guests per table, including a Parallel Wines host. In addition, tables, bathrooms, and the entire property will be thoroughly sanitized with great frequency.

Reservations for the Parallel Private Wine Pairing Lunch will be available seven days a week, starting Monday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m.  Reservation requests for parties of up to five people can be made online or by contacting Adrienne Capps directly at adrienne@parallelwines.com or by phone at (707) 486-1100. Guests will be able to purchase Parallel Wines on-site or place orders to be shipped to their homes in states where permitted.

Online Tasting Experiences to Continue

Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced so many shut-downs, Parallel Napa Valley has seen great success with its online tasting experiences. In March, Parallel launched a private online tasting series hosted by Adrienne Capps which offers guests three bottles of current-release Parallel Wines, including Napa Valley Chardonnay, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as food pairing suggestions and tasting notes, for $95 per person.

Most recently, Parallel added an optional selection of food pairings from St. Helena’s Panevino that can be added to any wine tasting experience for $35, including Rosemary Mixed Nuts, Saucisson Provencal and Oil-Cured French Olive and Provencal Herb Grissini. “Each specialty item was chosen to pair with one of the three Parallel Wines featured in the online tasting,” added Capps. “All the guests need to do is provide the glasses and wine opener for a complete Parallel Napa Valley tasting experience in their own home.”

In addition, Parallel continues its “Glass of Gratitude” program, offering complimentary tastings – including two bottles of Parallel Wines – to front-line medical workers. “Participants have been so grateful for a night off from fighting the coronavirus,” added Val Chin, Partner at Parallel Napa Valley. “We’re happy to provide a bit of a break for these heroes during this difficult time.”

About Parallel Napa Valley

Parallel Napa Valley is an artisan winery that produces top quality Napa Valley designated Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, created by Philippe Melka, well-regarded by leading critics as one of the pre-eminent wine consultants in the U.S. and beyond. The winery was established originally as a partnership in 1999 by close friends who felt the concept of their dream represented their parallel lives in Deer Valley (in Park City, Utah) where they are originally from, and Napa Valley, their second home. The Parallel Napa Valley label captures the essence of the lines carved by skis on the first run of the day, and the wines are named for famous black diamond ski runs. In addition to making great wines, the partners of Parallel Napa Valley are dedicated philanthropists and have made it a priority to extend their wine and its success to support their communities and various charities.

Parallel Napa Valley’s hospitality and winemaking home is located in the stylish, appointment-only tasting room in Brasswood, just a few miles north of the town of St. Helena. It offers a sophisticated food pairing tasting menu, which can be booked for daytime tastings, lunches, and receptions. The beautiful facility also can be available to host private dinners – even weddings – in the Brasswood Restaurant or a private room. 

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