The beauty of a glass of wine isn’t just the wine—but the company, the meal, and the conversation. One hopes to set the tone of an evening with a memory that will be cherished long after the night is over. At Hertelendy Vineyards, no one is more passionate about this tradition and passion than owner and vintner Ralph Hertelendy.
Some of the world’s best wine has been produced at Hertelendy Vineyards—and Ralph knows that the magic of each bottle begins with the quality of its grapes. Sitting on over four acres of Napa Valley mountainside, Hertelendy Vineyards has all the elements needed to cultivate the highest grade of grapes—and only the best grapes are used in the meticulous wine-making process. Hertelendy’s vitis vinifera stems come from the Vaca Mountain range soil, famous for its volcanic ash and granite-like subsoil. These create tones which Ralph purposefully selects for their flavor and richness.
Attention to detail and quality is what has given Hertelendy Vineyards the coveted rating of 99 points from some of the world’s most influential critics. Valuing luxury and excellence above all, Hertelendy has set a new bar when approaching wine production. Focusing attention on six wines, Hertelendy has finecombed every detail in regards to manufacturing its wines, and to bring the same excellence to the customer experience Hertelendy Vineyards offers tiered club memberships as well as access to private vintages.
With the option of two clubs, Classic and Elite, Hertelendy has redefined the value of a wine club. For a Classic member, Hertelendy offers the best that the spring and winter seasons have to offer in six bottles, twice a year. With limited quantities of production wine, the Classic Membership is the ideal gateway into the world of Hertelendy Vineyards. Geared with invitations to insider events like the annual harvest party, complimentary wine tastings, and preferred pricings, the Classic membership grants access to nearly all Hertelendy Vineyards has to offer.
The Elite membership takes the Hertelendy experience to the next, and highest, level. In addition to having all of the benefits of the Classic members—plus twice the amount of wine—Elite members are invited to something unique: access to exclusive wines which are crafted in small, limited batches. Patrons with Elite membership are welcome to indulge in Hertelendy’s library of vintage and large format wines which are otherwise only available at charity auctions.
Highlighting exclusivity, club membership is just one of the various ways Hertelendy strives for refinement and elegance in order to keep customers satisfied. As the wine market continues to boom with new wineries popping up seemingly every day, Hertelendy wine is like a diamond patiently developed over time. With a rich wine-making history going back as far as the eighteenth century, the name Hertelendy is filled with tradition and prestige. Taking generations of wine production into the modern world has both innovated Hertelendy’s craft today and preserved the values and practices the name is built on.
Where many competitors have simplified their process for cost or lack of passion, Ralph’s Old World diligence gives rise to his wines’ quality and elegance. As time progresses, Hertelendy Vineyards is set on redefining wine culture in every sense of the word.