Rare Vertical of 10 Harlan Estate Wines will kick off Naples Winter Wine Festival.
Wine legends Will Harlan and Antonio Galloni to showcase unique collection of “first-growth” vintages.
Harlan Estate, the ultimate cult winery behind some of the world’s most sought-after California Cabernets, will headline the 2017 Vintage Cellar with a vertical tasting of ten celebrated vintages, including extraordinary 100-point vintages from 2001 and 2007. This very special pre-Festival tasting and luncheon will give a select few guests the chance to learn from the team behind one of the country’s most iconic wineries, while tasting a rare combination of their highly-regarded wines.
Scheduled for January 26, 2017 at 10am, a day before the Naples Winter Wine Festival officially begins, this master class tasting will be overseen by a panel of experts including Napa Valley pioneer and Harlan Estate proprietor Bill Harlan, and led by his son Will Harlan, along with estate director Don Weaver, and winemaker Cory Empting. Internationally renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni of Vinous will moderate the tasting, which will include bottles from the Estate’s 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012 vintages.
Harlan Estate has become famous as one of the world’s finest wineries by creating a First Growth California wine estate that rivals the international prestige of similar Bordeaux vintages. It has also become a symbol of Napa Valley’s pioneering spirit for more than just its wines: Bill Harlan is the founder of Napa Valley Reserve, a prestigious wine club that gives its members a chance to make their own wines under the tutelage of expert vintners.
Tickets to this limited-seating tasting, scheduled for January 26 at 10am at Bleu Provence, are $2,500 per person and will be available for purchase this fall. Seating is limited to 50 people. For more information, please call 239-514-2239.
Ticket packages to the Naples Winter Wine Festival, limited to 580 guests, start at $10,000 per couple. A $25,000 package is also available that includes reserved seating for a party of four at a vintner dinner and under the tent. To inquire about tickets to the Festival, please contact Barrett Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-514-2239.