Wine can be Fun! Inner Circle and Wine Club
Our Jarvis Wine Clubs are based on the notion that "Wine can be Fun". So, especially now, our wine provides the means to hang on to some "fun" in life!
The original Jarvis club is the Inner Circle where members choose their wine selections, either from the winery or from their local shops, and when $1000 of wine is purchased the membership begins. Our newer Wine Club is where we at the winery come up with fun selections for three annual shipments equaling about $1000 worth of wine per year, the benefits begin as soon as you enroll.
Inner Circle and Wine Club Members enjoying previous Balls.
So how does the fun come in? When you sip some of the finest wine made, you can put the busy world out of your mind and take satisfaction in pampering yourself and your companions. By concentrating on the wine you can develop confidence in your own taste. For example, which varietal – or grape - do you prefer? And to be sure it is the true varietal you are tasting, each Jarvis varietal or grape is brought to its ultimate perfection in the winery.
Then you can honestly compare one varietal with another. Also, if some wine you taste has been blended with other varietals (as are the vast majority of available wines) then you will never know your preference.
How many people don't like a particular varietal because they at first tasted a lesser version? Daily we have visitors at the winery who comment "I never before cared for Chardonnay" or "I never knew how good Merlot could be".
The Jarvis Wine Club
gives you the opportunity to enjoy many great varietals including the
King of Wine -Cabernet Sauvignon (ours is unblended and that is rare!),
the Queen of Wines - Chardonnay , Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot,
and Tempranillo. The latter two wines are relatively unknown varietals,
so they are typically supplied as half bottles to be explored by our
Wine Club Members. And, of course, we also include from time to time
our very popular Lake William blend. This is a classic Cabernet
Sauvignon blend that includes Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Lake William started off as a mistake by yours truly but now is a
widely sought after wine.
The Wine Club selections for 2008.
The Wine Club uses another novelty to make wine more fun. Often when sending a full bottle of wine we also include a half bottle of that same wine. You can taste the half bottle and then decide on your appropriate use for the whole bottle.
I recently learned that some Wine Club members are doing blind tasting between the half bottle and the full bottle. Both bottles have the same size cork so theoretically the half bottle will age faster. It is a perfect way to calibrate your taste to aged wines!
Speaking of aged wines, rather than just ship new releases which is a common practice in the industry, Jarvis ships Library wine perfectly aged and ready to drink now; it doesn't have to be laid away!
Best wishes for some extra "Fun" in the New Year,
Inner Circle Members are Friends of the Winery with the following Privileges:
The courtesy of complimentary Tasting Tours at the winery for themselves and up to five guests by scheduling the usual advance reservations.
Pre-release notice and ordering opportunities for new releases, small-production varietals and exclusive wines.
Once a year, members are mailed four guest Tasting Tour passes
to give to friends and colleagues. These passes entitle the holder to a
complimentary Tasting Tour visit as your guest without requiring your
presence. (Reservations, and a credit card to hold the reservation, are
required for the use of passes).
Members receive an invitation to the exclusive Black Tie Balls
held at the winery every other year. As an Inner Circle Member, you are
eligible to purchase up to 4 tickets to this event. Since space is
limited, we suggest tickets be purchased as soon as your invitation is
Members also receive two complimentary tickets to our Harvest Tasting
held in October every other year, as well as discounted tickets ($50
each) for friends and colleagues accompanying you to the event. The
general ticket price for this tasting is $75. This tasting offers you
the opportunity to enjoy the fabulous Barrel Chai Chamber and taste
through many of our wines along with their paired foods. Also, enjoy
special one day only purchase offers.
Inner Circle Qualifications:
annual purchase of at least $1,000 of Jarvis wine of your choice
qualifies you and your spouse to be Inner Circle Members. Once you have
accumulated your $1,000 in purchases, you will be an Inner Circle
member for 12 months. In order to maintain your membership, an annual
purchase of $1,000 of Jarvis wine is needed. (If you purchase
Jarvis wines from a restaurant or retail location you can fax or mail
us a copy of the receipt and we are happy to post this purchase to your
account. fax: 707-255-5282)
Visit http://www.jarviswines.com/wine_club_and_inner_circle.html for more information on the Jarvis Wine Club and Inner Circle.