During these times of two yards of separation, we hope you will be in touch with our participating and hugely supportive wineries, be they favorites, new to you, or ones you’ve long been curious about.

We encourage you to take advantage of the special opportunities now being offered. Whether it’s to place an order for wine, sign up for a virtual tasting, or plan a visit.

The list of wineries that have taken part in recent events, been dollar supportive, or both:

We cherish the history of our wine community in Napa Valley and the chance to provide wine appreciation events throughout the year.
We look forward to your participation.

Wine News


Professor Emeritus Harold Olmo

Professor Emeritus Harold Olmo played an integral role in establishing UC Davis' international reputation in wine. (Academic Technology Services Photographs Collection, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library)

Renowned Viticulturist’s Papers to Be Digitized
UC Davis Library
February 18, 2020

A map of the areas traversed by Dr Harold P. Olmo in 1948.

A map of the areas traversed by Dr Harold P. Olmo in 1948. Credit: BMC Plant Biology

Remembering Harold Olmo: The ‘Indiana Jones of viticulture’
Decanter Magazine
January 16, 2020

Annual Events


POSTPONED until May 2021

Please plan on joining us then for this Old Vine gala

30th Annual Wine Seminar

“Napa Valley’s Old Vines and the Wines They Give Us”

Our moderator, Tegan Passalacqua, is not only winemaker for Turley Wine Cellars and the magnums of Barney’s Backyard Petite Syrah bottle exclusively for NVWLA. Tegan is also co-owner and winemaker for Sandlands and a founder of the Historic Vineyard Society committed to preserving the old vine vineyards of California.

The seminar includes a panel of practitioners and their old vine wines. Confirmed to date are Bob Biale, Robert Biale Vineyards; David DeSante, DeSante Wines; Mike Hirby, Relic Wines; Christophe Paubert, Stags’ Leap Winery; and Morgan Twain-Peterson, Bedrock Wine Company.

A catered Mediterranean-style al fresco lunch concludes the day.

For event questions or more information:
Diana H Stockton – editor@napawinelibrary.com

For registration questions and assistance:
Rick Brennan – rick@napawinelibrary.com

until May 2021

Members enjoy special pricing

Your support helps maintain an irreplaceable resource for the history and appreciation of wine in Napa Valley

Wine Seminar at CIA Copia, Napa in 2019 | Photography: Yu Ding

Sunday, August 8, 2021
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa

2021 | 58th Annual Grand Tasting

“Exploring the Napa Valley—
Varieties that Define and Refine”
A Vintners’ Choice

Our 58th Annual Grand Wine Tasting provides 60 to 65 prestigious wineries will pour select wines from case productions of all sizes—less than 50 or more than 3,000—but most are from 1,000 cases or less.

The tasting is outdoors in The Grove at Silverado —a beautiful setting for a truly delicious as well as educational afternoon. Expect to taste very special wines. Explore varieties, vintages, or wineries new to you and kindle new friendships within our Napa Valley Wine Community.

 Membership in NVWLA

Your support helps maintain an irreplaceable resource for the history and appreciation of wine in Napa Valley

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Membership for Two people at same mailing address

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All rights reserved
P.O. Box 328
St. Helena, CA 94574

Events Information:
Diana H Stockton
Editor and Events Manager

Membership information:
Rick Brennan
Accounts Manager

The Napa Valley Wine Library Collection
is housed at the St. Helena Public Library.
For information please be in touch with Lynne Albrecht,
Technical Services Supervisor,
Saint Helena Public Library
(707) 963-5244 x 706 or lynne@shpl.org

The purpose of the Napa Valley Wine Library is to preserve and disseminate information regarding viticulture, enology and wine lore, particularly as it pertains to Napa Valley.