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Parallel Napa Valley

Parallel Napa Valley 3125 Saint Helena Highway
Saint Helena  CA 94574
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Daily from 10AM-4PM. By appointment only.

Parallel Napa Valley, often referred to affectionately as “the ski wine,” was founded in 1999 by four couples from Park City, Utah. The friends, all avid skiers with a life-long appreciation of wine, wanted to create a wine that reflected these passions. Working from the very beginning with rockstar winemaker Philippe Melka, they have been able to achieve just that. Their love of the sport and parallel lives and friendships, that have coalesced over the past 30+ years, are reflected in the intersecting ski tracks of the Parallel label.

In close coordination with the partners, Philippe Melka produces three wines under the Parallel Napa Valley label: a Napa Valley Cabernet, a “Reserve” Napa Valley Cabernet under the label “Black Diamond,” and a Russian River Valley Chardonnay. The Napa Valley Cabernets, once produced with estate fruit from a 62-acre vineyard in Conn Valley, continue to carry the Vaca mountainside footprint. Philippe Melka hand-selects vines from notable vineyards with proven vineyard managers across Napa Valley to produce these 100% Cabernets. A boutique brand producing less than 1,000 cases annually, Parallel Napa Valley is now custom-crushed, cave barrel-aged and bottled at Brasswood in St. Helena, CA.

Since the first vintage in 2003, Parallel Napa Valley has continued to be released to high praise and 90+ ratings from the top publications, including Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Parker’s Wine Advocate, and James Suckling as well as Gold and Double Gold Medals from numerous years of the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

In addition to making great wine, the partners of Parallel Napa Valley are committed to sharing their wine in order to support charities that are near and dear to them. These include the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, the National Abilities Center, Youth Sports Alliance, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Meals on Wheels.

Private, tasting experiences are hosted by appointment only at Brasswood in St. Helena, CA. Wine dinners and receptions outside of Napa Valley, and targeted restaurant placement and distribution are also available.

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  • Open by appointment - call/email
  • Dog friendly - It's ok to bring your dog!
  • Tasting at tasting bar
  • Seated tasting available
  • Tasting available in private area
  • Tasting fee
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Winery has picnic area
  • Winery has unique architecture
  • Couches
  • Fireplace
  • Winery includes wine caves
  • Romantic
  • Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
  • Winery can host corporate functions up to 200 people
Tasting Room Size


Tasting Room Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere

Want to taste our wines while you're in the valley? We would love to host you for a guided, seated tasting at our wine-making and hospitality home at Brasswood Napa Valley, just a few miles north of St. Helena.

Our Tasting Menu, includes two options - all with new pours and new pairings! For more information, please visit our website: http://www.parallelwines.com/tastings.

Please note: Tastings are popular and our space is limited. We suggest securing your reservation at least 3 days in advance. However, some cancellations occur, so please contact Adrienne D.A. Smith, General Manager, for availability within 3 days.

To book a reservation or for more information, please contact Adrienne at:
t: (707) 486-1100
e: adrienne@parallelwines.com

We look forward to welcoming you!

Music in Tasting Room:  Light, contemporary music.

View from Tasting Room:  Take a stroll in one of Napa's biggest caves at the base of the St Helena mountainside or enjoy the view of the valley floor.

Wine Education: Guided tasting from our CIA Chef/Wine-Trained Host, Adrienne Smith. Enjoy our three highly-rated releases: Russian River Chardonnay, Napa Valley Cabernet, and Black Diamond Reserve Cabernet along with one special pour from our Library Collection.

Food Available:  Our wines are accompanied by either a selection of small bites and cheeses from the Brasswood Bakery or seasonal menu items from the Brasswood Restaurant. Both options perfectly pair with these stunning Philippe Melka wines.
Parallel Wines Private, Online Wine Tasting Experience

Monday, September 28, 2020
The option described below is to accommodate guests sheltering at home who desire an authentic private tasting option focused on sampling wines, purchasing opportunities and learning about our Wine Club. We also offer completely customizable online tastings for Corporate Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Special Celebrations. For one... (details)

Parallel Napa Valley Wine Club

Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.

To join the wine club, visit www.parallelwines.com or call 707-486-1100.

On the mountain, “Black Diamond” ski runs are the most rewarding. Skiing these runs requires skill and focus and are for the adventurous – those who have passion for living, exploration and a taste for the good life. Our "Black Diamond" Wine Club members enjoy shipments of six bottles three times per year and our "Double Black Diamond" members receive case shipments all in Feb, May and Oct.

Membership Benefits include:


For more information, please visit: http://www.parallelwines.com/Wine-Club.

Or feel free to contact our General Manager, Adrienne D. Capps, directly at (707) 592-4985 or adrienne@parallelwines.com.

Napa Neighbor

The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.

We welcome Napa County residents to the tasting room at Brasswood in St. Helena, or to order wines by phone or online. Residents enjoy a 10% discount on all Current Release wines, and a complimentary Apres Tasting ($75 value) with a purchase of 3 bottles. Please contact our General Manager, Adrienne D. Capps, for more information: (707) 486-1100 or adrienne@parallelwines.com.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Atlas Peak
  • Calistoga
  • Coombsville
  • Howell Mountain
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
  • Rutherford
  • St. Helena
  • Yountville
  • Yountville

Premiere Napa Valley

Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.

Premiere Napa Valley 2016

Parallel Napa Valley
Cases: 5
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2014
Release Date: April - 2017
Appellation: Napa Valley

To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:

Beverage Warehouse
Los Angeles CA

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