The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
- Lao Tzu
We sometimes think about Realm as the wine journey of a lifetime…or at least our lifetime, as in that’s how long it will take to achieve our vision. From the brink of bankruptcy to the top of Wappo Hill, from natural disasters to bountiful harvests, from wild dreams to a thriving enterprise – it has been a daring adventure made possible only through the support of so many members around the world.
The Realm journey started with an obsession to produce wines at the very highest level. We didn’t inherit the land, we didn’t grow up around wine or in Napa Valley, yet we wouldn’t be here without the foundation built by the pioneers who came before us. We stand on the shoulders of giants.
As we look ahead, we aim to carve out a path for the next generation of Napa Valley…to set new heights in the art and science of winegrowing. We invite you to join us on this journey – we’ve come a long way but we know the best is yet to come.
Your Realm Journey
Once you sign up on our list, you will have access to an Introductory Offering that provides a glimpse into our portfolio. This offering is an opportunity for new members to experience a selection of three previously released wines in advance of our regularly scheduled releases. A small amount of wine is set aside from each vintage for this purpose. Participation in this offering provides accelerated or enhanced access to the seasonal releases.
We typically release our new wines during two brief periods each year in the spring (February) and fall (September). Since production of our wines is limited, we allocate bottles to our members based on tenure, purchase history and a handful of other engagement factors. Releases are open for a two-week window and your allocation is guaranteed during that time. Participation during the release ensures greater access to the wines going forward. The releases include preferred pricing of the wines available only during the two-week window, after which the price reverts to retail.
The one exception to our Spring and Fall Release schedule is The Absurd. This wine is released on July 2 each year. Participation in this particular release is by invitation only.
Private offerings may be available to those who attend our events or visit us at the winery. Like the release, offerings include a guaranteed allocation of select bottles for a limited amount of time. The pricing for wines available during private offerings matches retail.
The Drop format is used on occasion to make available various library or large-format selections. A Drop may only be accessible to long-time members and the wine is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Experiences & Community
We hope it's the wine that first inspires you to join the Realm journey. But over time, we hope you will come to appreciate not just the wines but also the deeper meaning behind them. And part of that meaning is derived from the relationships we build with each other and the sense of community we aspire to nurture.
We look forward to the day when members can visit us at our Estate on Wappo Hill. Due to the unfortunate loss of our 2020 vintage and extremely limited wine availability, we remain closed this year to guests. We are planning a series of unique events and experiences scheduled to launch in 2023. Please stay tuned for further updates!
Outside of the releases, you can find our wines in select restaurants and retail shops around the world. If you want to drink more Realm, we encourage you to seek out these places. We regularly update our list of accounts here.