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Parallel Napa Valley

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Parallel Napa Valley is the story of the parallel lives and friendships of eight close friends and skiers from Park City, Utah. The acclaimed mountain-grown Napa Cabernet and Russian River Valley Chardonnay represent a decade of collaboration between those friends and two of the top winemaking professionals in the industry today: winemaker Philippe Melka, and veteran oenologist Jim Barbour.

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Parallel Napa Valley Appoints Paula Kornell as General Manager

13 February, 2014

Napa Valley, CA – The partners of Parallel Napa Valley are pleased to announce the appointment of wine industry veteran Paula Kornell to the position of General Manager for the winery. Having just celebrated their first decade of vintages in 2013, the partners were seeking a savvy GM to focus on the next stage of growth. A Napa native, Kornell grew up immersed in wine business and culture on her family’s vineyard in St. Helena. For the last thirty plus years, Kornell has held management, sales and leadership positions throughout the wine industry both in Napa and Sonoma encompassing financial management, retail and wholesale sales, DTC, co-marketing partnerships, vineyard certification, winery general management among many other skills. Highlights included GM positions most recently at Oakville Ranch, and previously at Carmenet and Vichon wineries. She also served a term as President of the Napa Valley Vintners board as well as board member for 9 years. Of the appointment, Park City, Utah based partner Mac MacQuoid states, “Paula’s holistic business sense, encompassing both traditional and new approaches to sales and marketing, as well as strongaccountability for P & L, offered Parallel Napa Valley the chance to enter into our second decade with an informed strategic approach to a continuously evolving marketplace.  “I am thrilled in becoming the newest member of team Parallel. It is a joy to be working with partners that possess genuine enthusiasm about the wine business and their brand. It is also an honor to have the opportunity to work with one of the greatest winemakers in our 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 formally as a partnership in 1999 by six close friends who felt the concept of their dream represented their parallel lives in Deer Valley, where they are originally from, and Napa Valley, their second home. In addition to making a great wine, 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. For media inquiries, images and interviews, please contact Kimberly Charles of Charles Communications Associates at 415.701.9463 or press@charlescomm.com. #   #   #
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Parallel Napa Valley Live Auction Lot Earns $100,000 at 33rd Annual Auction Napa Valley

27 June, 2013

Napa Valley, CA – Parallel Napa Valley, which joined forces with Lail Vineyards and Vineyard 29 for a live auction lot at Auction Napa Valley 2013, secured a solid winning bid of $100,000 helping towards the $16 million fundraising effort that broke all records this year.  The winning bid went to Carl Thoma, formerly of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners based in Chicago and the lot included a collection of four Limited Edition Double Magnums from the three wineries and a package to experience the 2014 Winter Olympic Games being held in Sochi, Russia, from the luxurious St. Regis Deer Valley in the hometown of Parallel partners, Park City, Utah. The auction lot was displayed at the renowned Barrel Auction held at Raymond Vineyards. Appropriate for the heat, red, white and blue snow cones were served by a former US Olympic skier, Jenny Lathrop and her twin sister, Abbi. The head butler of all the Americas for the St. Regis Luxury Collection of hotels, Alexander Mattinson, was also on site; well qualified for his position, he had once worked at Buckingham Palace. The complete lot featured a double magnum of the Limited Edition Meritage Gold Wine, a blend of the best from Lail Vineyards, Parallel Napa Valley and Vineyard 29 and one of only six ever produced by renowned winemaker, Philippe Melka. Additionally, the lot included 3 vintners dinners, a spa package at the St. Regis, 4 VIP “Gold Passes” from the U.S. Ski Team, 4 pairs of custom skis and U.S. Ski Team logo wear. Following upon a tradition since the brand’s inception with Parallel supporting high level ski events, including the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team over the years, this will be one of many Parallel Olympic-related activities. The brand will also be donating wine to help fundraise for the first ever Olympic U.S. Women’s Ski Jump Team, who will be competing in 2014. The 33rd annual fundraiser hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners raised a record-breaking $16.9 million during the weekend of June 1st, 2013. The fundraising proceeds of the auction go towards healthcare and youth education nonprofits in Napa County. Continuing Parallel Napa Valley’s ongoing philanthropic efforts, the winery is proud to be a part of such an incredible and beneficiary event that gives back to the local Napa community. 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, praised as one of the world’s most influential wine consultants by Robert Parker in 2008. The winery was established formally as a partnership in 1999 by six close friends who felt the concept of their dream represented their parallel lives in Deer Valley, where they are originally from, and Napa Valley, their second home. In addition to making a great wine, 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. For media inquiries, images and interviews, please contact Skye Morgan of Charles Communications Associates at 415.701.9463 or press@charlescomm.com.     # # #
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Parallel Napa Valley Appoints Lindsay Faith Weinhold Manager of Business Development

5 September, 2012

Napa Valley, CA – After over a decade of a successful launch and establishment of a brand guided by its founding partners, Parallel Napa Valley has announced the appointment of their first employee, Lindsay Faith Weinhold. Lindsay Faith has joined the Parallel team as the Manager of Business Development, representing the luxury wine portfolio in all capacities, from sales & marketing to new business development efforts.  She is responsible for the creation and execution of all hospitality experiences for Parallel’s visitors in Napa Valley, as well as the establishment and servicing of direct to trade accounts nationally. Formerly the Director of Hospitality and Marketing for von Strasser Winery, Lindsay Faith acquired several years of experience in both direct to consumer marketing as well as national sales representation. She also boasts several years of experience in hospitality with the Hillstone Restaurant Group, as well as business management with Monitor Group. The blend of her background of organization and business administration made her an ideal fit for the artisan brand of Parallel Napa Valley, which has maintained a continuity of successful accolades and awards since its inception.  2012 has been a particularly remarkable year given that the winery took home “Best Cabernet Sauvignon” from the San Francisco International Wine Competition as well as “Best Cabernet Sauvignon” at the first annual Mainly Meritage wine competition. Of her appointment, Partner Mike Doilney states, “As Parallel interviewed potential candidates for a Direct Sales position, we looked for an experienced, confident and creative self starter. When we interviewed Lindsay Faith, we found that the job could incorporate much more and ultimately, we discovered a professional who not only fills the needs we initially identified, but who also owns the management skills to reach loftier goals.” 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, praised as one of the world’s most influential wine consultants by Robert Parker in 2008. The winery was established formally as a partnership in 1999 by six close friends who felt the concept of their dream represented their parallel lives in Deer Valley, where they are originally from, and Napa Valley their second home. In addition to making great wine, 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. For media inquiries, images and interviews, please contact Skye Morgan of Charles Communications Associates at 415-701-9463 or press@charlescomm.com. #   #   #
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