JARVIS Winery Announces a New Winemaking Program called ASSOCIATE VINTNERS
NEWS – For Immediate Release
JARVIS Winery Announces a New Winemaking Program
called ASSOCIATE VINTNERS
A Prestigious and Personalized Program where Customers
Create Their Own Barrels of Wine for Futures Bottling
Calif.) – JARVIS, producers of cave fermented, luxury premium Napa
Valley wines, has launched the first Associate Vintners Program, a rare
chance for serious wine aficionados to be involved in the creation of
their very own personalized-for-your-palate JARVIS wine.
JARVIS Associate Vintners Program is a unique, hands-on futures program
that will be attractive for individuals and members of the trade who
would like to be personally involved in the creation of a truly great
individualized, customized wine,” said William Jarvis, President of
JARVIS who announced the program this week.
The customer who
wishes to participate in this Associate Vintners Program will likely
start with a visit to the Jarvis Vineyards to become familiar with the
different zones and micro-climates. Then with this background
knowledge, will do a tasting with the JARVIS Winemaker, Ted Henry, to
select one or more barrels of wine in the Jarvis cave. These barrels
will be labeled with the customer's, now Associate Vintner's name, and
placed in the secure Associate Vintners Chamber deep in the Jarvis
From then until bottling, the Associate Vintner shepherds
his wine through a series of wine making procedures, including as
options, if desired, wine blending and different size bottles with
personalized labels. Full barrel pricing begins at $25,000.
William and Leticia Jarvis acquired their Napa Valley home in the mid
1980s. With the assistance of world-renown winemaker Dimitri
Tchelistcheff, who continues as the JARVIS consulting winemaker today,
they spent a decade carefully developing the estate vineyards and
followed by building the cave winery which opened in 1995. Unlike other
wineries, JARVIS is totally underground in a 45,000 square foot cave,
an eco-friendly facility that houses fully operational wine production
and cooperage as well as the winery offices and hospitality space.The
focus on quality commenced in the vineyards when they cherry-picked
just four zones totaling 37 acres from the total 1,320 acre JARVIS
Estate. Limited-production, luxury wines that total fewer than 9,000
cases annually are the result of this commitment to quality.
“Leticia and I invite people interested in JARVIS Associate Vintners
Program to do exclusive barrel tasting in the winery,” added Jarvis.
“Once they taste the wines and select their barrel, they will enjoy
working with our winemaking team and then watch the development of
their wine as the vintage matures.”
For more information about the JARVIS Associate Vintners Program call 800-255-5280 ext. 109 or go to www.jarviswines.com.
Journalists: To schedule an interview, or a visit to JARVIS, contact List Adams Walter at 707-255-0300 or email@example.com.
How to become an Associate Vintner
who wish to participate in the Associate Vintners Program will start
with a visit to the Jarvis Vineyards to become familiar with the
different zones, vineyard sites and micro-climates.
background knowledge learned in the vineyard, the Associate Vintner
will barrel taste wines from individual zones from several of the
Jarvis Estate vineyards. Finished wines from previous years will be
tasted as a reference to get an idea of how the barrels will taste
after bottling. All this will be done in the private Associate
Vintner’s Chamber with the Jarvis Winemaker, Ted Henry or the Director
of Sales and Marketing, John Schulz. The Associate Vintner will then
select one or more barrels of wine as their personal barrel.
a selection has been made, these barrels will be labeled with the
customer's, now Associate Vintner's name, and placed in the secure
Associate Vintners’ Chamber deep in the Jarvis cave. From then until
bottling, the Associate Vintner shepherds his wine through a series of
wine making procedures including, as options if desired, wine blending,
large format bottles and personalized labels.
Benefits of being an Associate Vintner
Access to the finest grapes the Napa Valley has to offer.
Ability to choose your barrel from single vineyard wines before they are blended into Jarvis Estate wines.
Opportunity to make 100% varietal wines from five different grape variety choices, all coming from the Jarvis Estate Vineyards.
Access to the Jarvis Winemaker, Ted Henry, and the Jarvis winemaking team.
barrel housing in the Associate Vintners’ Chamber with a bronze
nameplate engraved with your name. Up to six names can be engraved on
inspection and servicing of your barrel to include topping to limit
oxygen exposure, racking and analyzing laboratory test results which
will be mailed to each Associate Vintner explaining basic chemical
Vintners, along with their friends, will be encouraged to regularly
visit the winery during the aging process to inspect and taste their
to blend other varietals to experience the art of wine blending.
Associate Vintners can choose to make a proprietary red blend rather
than a varietal wine.
labels can be made using a template provided by Jarvis or a design done
entirely by the Associate Vintner can be accommodated.
varietal has a different cost based on that varietal’s current winery
retail price. Once an Associate Vintner buys their barrel, this price
is protected against price increases that may occur during the aging of
the wine. Like futures, price increases can sometimes be due to
exceptional vintage quality and or availability. A full barrel is
equivalent to 25 twelve bottle cases. All wines are available in half
barrels with Petit Verdot and Tempranillo exclusive to this format.
Cabernet Sauvignon – Full barrel - $28,500.00 / Half barrel - $16,250.00
Merlot – Full barrel - $27,000.00 / Half barrel - $15,500.00
Cabernet Franc – Full barrel - $24,000.00 / Half barrel - $14,000
Petit Verdot (very limited) – Half barrel only - $18,500.00
Tempranillo (very limited) - Half barrel only - $12,500.00
– All varietal wines from Jarvis showcase the varietal to its optimal
potential. With any of our varietals you can have a great wine with no
blending required. However, for those who want to experience the art of
blending, we offer a blending option for an additional $3,000. There is
no limit to the number of varietals that can be blended; but, the blend
cannot be less than 75% of one varietal to be classified as a varietal
wine. Jarvis’ winemaker Ted Henry will walk you through the entire
winemaking and blending process. The deadline for blending is August
1st of the bottling year.
Bottle Sizes – Barrel purchases are
based on furnishing standard size bottles (750ml). Changing a portion
of the bottles to other sizes is possible but does require special
re-calibration of the bottling line as well as special labels. There is
a one-time charge of $1,500 for each additional bottle size. Any number
of bottles can be changed to your desired bottle sizes. Magnums (1.5
liter), double magnums (3.0 liter) and imperial (6.0 liter) bottles are
available. The deadline for ordering additional bottle sizes is June
1st of the bottling year.
Delivery - After your wine is bottled it can be stored for you for up to six months at no charge in the Jarvis Pantheon.
more information about this program, or if you would like to
participate, please call our Director of Sales and Marketing, John
Schulz at 800-255-5280 x109.
We hope to see you in Napa Valley very soon.