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 the portfolio of wines. The offering typically includes three or four previously-released bottles packaged together and the exact composition of the labels varies based on availability. Participation in this offering provides accelerated or enhanced access to the seasonal releases.
We release our new wines during three distinct periods each year – in spring (February), summer (July), and in the 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.
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 we can once again welcome members to visit us in Napa Valley. Unfortunately, the Estate remains closed to visitors based on the limited availability of wine and the ongoing nature of construction. We hope to reopen in 2022 so please stay tuned for further updates.
In 2019, we hosted a series of events around the country that we called the Practical Dreamer Tour. Circumstances have thus far prevented us from organizing a Practical Dreamer Tour in 2020 or 2021. But we fully intend for these events to return at the appropriate time. We love sharing a glass with our members around the world so stay tuned for event updates in the future!
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.