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Parallel Napa Valley Moves Private, By Appointment Tastings at Brasswood in St. Helena Outdoors as Private, Online Tastings Continue

14 July, 2020

Contact: Kimberly Noelle Charles
Charles Communications Associates
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Parallel Napa Valley Moves Private, By Appointment Tastings at Brasswood in St. Helena Outdoors as Private, Online Tastings Continue

Following Napa County protocols both tastings are held outdoors

Napa Valley, CA – July 14, 2020 – Following the recent update on Napa County regulations, which requires tasting rooms and restaurants to move all tastings and dining outside, Parallel Napa Valley announced it will be hosting their in person tastings outdoors. At Parallel’s winemaking and hospitality home, Brasswood in St. Helena, there is plenty of stunning outdoor spaces to privately host guests for both their Apres Wine Tasting and Lunch & Wine Tasting Experiences. Both of these in-person tasting options continue to follow the strict state and county protocols in place for hygiene, sanitation and social distancing.
The Parallel Wine Pairing Lunch features 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 Smith. “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.”

The Apres Wine Tasting gives visitors the chance to enjoy the same four Parallel Wines with a special selection of small bites and cheeses from the Brasswood Bakery.

Reservations for the Parallel Private Wine Pairing Lunch are available seven days a week with the earliest appointment at 11:30AM. Appointments for the Apres Wine Tasting are available at 10:00AM, 12:00PM or 2:00PM daily. Reservation requests for parties of up to five people for lunch and up to six for the Apres Tasting can be made online or by contacting Adrienne Smith directly at 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 option hosted by their Culinary Institute of America-trained chef and General Manager, Adrienne Smith, 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 stunning Philippe Melka Parallel Wines featured in the online tasting,” added Smith. “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.”

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.  

About Charles Communications Associates 
Charles Communications Associates, a leading marketer of fine wine brands and regions is proud to have represented Parallel Napa Valley since the founding of the brand. For media inquiries, images and interviews, please contact Kimberly Charles of Charles Communications Associates at 415.701.9463 or