Parallel Napa Valley
Parallel Napa Valley
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
One of Philippe Melka's first winery projects started in 1999! Parallel Napa Valley offers two private, by-appointment tasting options hosted daily by their Culinary Institute of America Chef and Wine-Trained Host at their winemaking and hospitality home, Brasswood Napa Valley in St. Helena. Enjoy highly-rated current releases: Russian River Chardonnay, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Black Diamond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon along with one special pour from the Library Collection. Chose the Apres Wine Tasting for wines paired with a special selection of small bites and cheeses from the Brasswood Bakery or the Lunch & Wine Tasting for wines paired with seasonal plates from the Brasswood Restaurant. Private, Online Tastings are also available to book!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Anna G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In Home Private Tasting
    Went to a private wine tasting at a friend's house hosted by Adrienne, the GM at Parallel. First of all the wine was delicious. But Adrienne made the whole experience lots of fun providing plenty of information about the background/history of the winery/winemakers. I was already planning a Napa trip in July and again in November but now we are going to plan on adding a visit to Parallel hopefully. She was extremely knowledgeable not only of course about Parallel but had lots of helpful information of Napa travel helping out with ideas for driving services and dining ideas and other elevated wineries we might be interested in. Can't recommended the whole private in home tasting experience enough!!!!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 4, 2023
  • Michael T Meacham
    San Diego, California55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable Wine Experience
    Adrienne was a invaluable guide through a list of great Parallel wines that we have enjoyed for a very long time. Her choice of an excellent food location Brasswood was only exceeded by her choices for pairings that added exceptionally to the enjoyment of what we already knew were potentially great wines. We came from San Diego and we’re staying in Healdsburg but made plans to spend a night in Napa to include a couple of experiences. The wine and Adrienne’s skilled guidance were the highlight! I highly recommend taking the time to make a reservation to include Adrienne/Parallel in your Napa/Sonoma experience! You will be very happy you did.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • David D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Lunch and Wine Pairing Tasting
    Four of us did one of Parallel's wine tastings paired with a lunch at Brasswood during a 3 day trip to Napa. All of us thought the lunch and paired wines were the highlight tasting of our trip. I'm typically a big red wine lover, but I really appreciated their white (chardonnay nonetheless) as well as their big reds. Simply delicious. The more surprising aspect was how much we really enjoyed the lunch, and of course found each pairing to drink perfectly. The food was excellent and the wines even better.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 12, 2023
  • rlbtx3
    Houston, Texas118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend! Exceptional wine and delicious lunch pairing!
    I really enjoyed the Parallel tasting paired with the Brasswood lunch. Adrienne was fantastic in accommodating dietary needs and in her lunch selections to pair with the wine. Parallel wine is FANTASTIC. I ended up joining the wine club! Adrienne was very personable and the lunch pairing experience felt more like a visit with a friend. Highly recommend! Also, to note - the food was divine. Bring your appetite! I wasn't hungry after a big breakfast and regretted I couldn't finish any of the dishes. I wanted to!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Laurie H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed a wonderful tasting and lunch with Parallel
    What a treat to join the amazing Adrienne from Parallel Wines for lunch and a wine tasting. The wines are wonderful with beautiful rich flavors and aromas, Adrienne was so knowledgeable and our meal was delicious. Our entire group had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Karin A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just the most perfect afternoon
    These are exceptional Red Wines They really reflect the Napa Valley at its best. Now pair them with best friends, food, and Napa Valley Views And the day is one we will always remember… Thanks Amanda!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 21, 2023
  • hightown00
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Visit to Parallel Wines in Napa Valley!
    We had a fantastic lunch and wine tasting with Adrienne of Parallel Wines in Napa Valley! Adrienne planned a wonderful multi-course meal with wine pairings for every course. The meal was delicious and the wines were excellent. And, Adrienne is very knowledgeable about her wines and also has a culinary background. We had a great time and I would highly recommend a visit to taste Parallel wines.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Not your business
    Houston, Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wines, great customer service
    After a couple of years of hesitation I joined the Parallel wine club. Not because the wines were iffy, but I was obligated to too many subscriptions to too many wineries. Adrienne the GM was fantastic at helping me through some newbie logistic issues and was kind enough to tempt me with some library selections that I had no expectation were even available. This is one of a dwindling number of true boutique wineries in Napa, with a “name” winemaker to boot! And the price point for the wines is very good for top shelf Napa Valley cabs. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 19, 2023
  • John P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss Parallel!
    Great Cabernet (the best we tasted our entire trip) and overall a wonderful experience. The most welcoming and personal of all the events during our week. Thanks to Adrienne for making us feel like she was inviting us into her home.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 29, 2023
  • LuxuryVacations009
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Wine Event
    What a wonderful evening enjoying great wine with friends. Adrienne was absolutely fantastic and so knowledgeable about the wine. She shared interesting stories about the history of Parallel, the process of making wine and some of the unique characteristics of different vintages. The wines were delicious and we are excited for our next wine delivery! We are so happy to have found Parallel and Adrienne!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 14, 2024
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HollyB
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was fortunate to experience a Parallel Napa Valley tasting last weekend during my recent trip to Napa. Adrienne set up an absolutely fantastic selection of wine and perfectly paired snacks. The tasting was relaxed, in a beautiful setting, and highlighted the excellent wines from Parallel. And Adrienne is just warm, wonderful, and so knowledgeable. I can't recommend the experience (and the wine!) enough.
Written February 13, 2020
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Tiffany H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We ordered The Parallel Chardonnay while at dinner in Deer Valley, a wine we have never had, and loved it. While sitting at the dinner table we joined the wine club. Adrienne reached out to us the next day by phone and email and has been so helpful with placing an order and getting everything submitted. We look forward to seeing what their other wines are like.
Written July 31, 2020
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JLK
Park City, UT7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We were looking for new wines to try on our last trip to Napa and discovered Parallel. We loved their ski theme since we live in Park City and many of their wines are named after ski runs in our town. We did a lunch and private tasting with Adrienne. It was such a unique experience and the food and wine pairings were delicious. The wines are wonderful of course and we joined the wine club so that we could continue to enjoy Parallel at home!
Written February 19, 2021
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DadofDude
Park City, UT25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Couples
We are truly enamored of Parallel Wines. They have such a positive impact on the senses, and are greatly appreciated by our Guests. Also, in Utah, when one encounters the superb service (information regarding tastings and related events, advice, availability notifications, etc) it is much appreciated . Parallel is the most personable and professional Team we know of. When combing all of the above...no greater experience can be attained. Sincerely & Respectfully...
Written April 16, 2020
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JohnH2529IL
Lemont, IL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My wife and I and my brother and his wife had the opportunity to visit Parallel Wines and taste their lineup. In a fun and relaxed environment with our outstanding host, Lili, we were able to taste wines paired with a well done cheese presentation. We tasted current releases and some older wines. We were very impressed. I highly recommend a visit to Parallel Wines.
Written February 24, 2020
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Erica W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Everything was fantastic! Great wine, great food, and great hospitality. We really appreciate the care and attention from Adrienne to make it a great visit. We have been fans of Parallel for awhile and our visit reaffirmed why. We also joined the wine club and look forward to enjoying the great wine of Parallel with each shipment. We highly recommend putting Parallel on your Napa itinerary or just simply joining the club so that you can enjoy some great wine.
Written July 16, 2022
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David L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We first became acquainted with Parallel during a virtual tasting in May. Adrienne was a fanatic host and helped all of us learn more about the wines and Napa. The wines are fantastic and since this tasting we have made multiple purchases (and plan on making many more). Adrienne has always been helpful when we have questions and helps us select wines we love. We look forward to visiting in person soon, and in the meantime will enjoy more of the wonderful wine!
Written July 11, 2021
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Jim J
Napa, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
All of my interactions with the folks at Parallel have been terrific. Both during a tasting at Brasswood with one of their associates Amanda and purchases on line with the assistance of Adrienne, their G.M. Amanda was charming and helpful and is very knowledgeable of local wines, wine makers and their vintners. Adrienne has been super responsive and helpful during my on line purchasing and has kept me informed at every opportunity.
ALSO - The wines at Parallel are Top Shelf!! Their winemaker Philippe Melka is a master at crafting delicious, age-worthy, structured, nuanced wines and yet crafts them to be approachable and enjoyable upon release. Parallel is a must experience when visiting Napa Valley.
Written October 5, 2022
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Howard M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I was fortunate to be invited to a private wine tasting for Parallel at a friend’s house. It was a wonderful experience and the wines were terrific. Adrienne did a really nice job sharing the background on the vineyard as well as the wines being served. It made for a really nice evening and I would jump at the opportunity to do it again.
Written January 26, 2022
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Mike C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Adrienne provided us a fantastic collection of wines for our large family event in Calistoga. Her customer service was outstanding with very consistent communication and was timely and thoughtful on her delivery prior to our arrival.
Highly recommended.
Written July 20, 2021
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