Bergamot Alley Grower Champagne Club

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A NEW BERGAMOT BUB CLUB DEDICATED ENTIRELY TO GROWER CHAMPAGNE
The Winemaker’s Club, beacause they know. Wines monthly and billing quarterly- all for the amazing price of $300 per quarterly commitment. You can join any time – your quarterly cost will be pro-rated depending on what we’ve offered members already. And every month is something special- because we love love love these special bubbles.

One month you might get a bottle of vintage, another month two NV, occasionally and now OMG a Magnum! The variety and peculiar nature of Grower Champagne will always keep us on our toes.

Special perks apply to the Grower’s Club like first dibs on allocated sparkling (via newsletter throughout the year) and Mid-November Champagne tasting Party Promo Exclusive for members; and you’ll get 10% off all sparkling wine from our Retail Shop year round. Huzzah! Normal shipping or pickup options apply.

What’s not to love?!! SIGN UP at the bar, or respond to this email with your contact info and we’ll get you going… THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Thoughtful and delicious. Every time.




ABOUT BERGAMOT CLUBS

In the heart of California Wine Country we heard the call. The call for a challenge. For homage to winemaking roots. For inspiration. We saw a need to bring the Old World onto the menu, to highlight it’s little known regions, viticulture and winemaking practices. Our answer? Bergamot Alley Wine Bar and Merchants, in little ‘ole Healdsburg, California.

Owner Kevin Wardell’s passion is geeky, delicious wine. The name “Bergamot Alley” was inspired by the essence of Wardell’s favorite obscure grape variety, Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, in tribute to it’s  exquisite bergamot and rose petal bouquet. The name invokes experience, and adoration for the obscure, a path which Wardell has tread well for many years.

Wardell’s decade plus of tutelage started with 5 years at SF’s Italian mothership restaurant A16, a path which led directly to a Sommelier certification and extensive travel in Europe, Asia and Down Under. He peppered in 5 years as a cellar rat in California’s Dry Creek Valley (Unti Vineyards) and New Zealand (Mt. Difficulty) and was then called to the position of Wine Director for flour+water restaurant, the Bay Area beauty of Italian culinary miracles. A series of Dry Creek crushes, a growing penchant for country living, and a keen eye for the missing link inspired Wardell to move up and on. Healdsburg became the place, and Bergamot Alley is the dream come true.

Through each professional and personal jig there were exclusive opportunities for Wardell to meet the producers, their families, tour the terroir, and intimately understand the wines he was bringing to his own State-side wine programs. Many years, tastes and tours later, his focus at Bergamot Alley is terroir-driven wines from emerging Old World wine regions that fly under the radar and present excellent value. They all have a story, of people and place, time and tradition. Within our Wine Club the goal is simple- to share these stories and an Old World education through a healthy dose of geeky, delicious wines.

Do you know your Bugey & your Bouzy from your Buzet & your Bonnezeaux? Or could you draw a route from Salice Salento to Enfer D’Arvier with a quick stop off, naturally, for some Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone? The world is shrinking and wine regions you’ve never heard of are creeping into the world’s wine conversations. It’s been the focus of wine educators and enthusiasts alike to discover the roots and history of our favorite wines as well new grapes to fall in love with.

You come to us to find this wow in wine. Now we want to bring it to your doorstep, one custom delivery at a time. With each box of bottles from our Back Alley Wine Club you will delve deeper into these pocket places of the Old World, stacking up your knowledge cards. This is what Wardell does best, what he loves to do, and what Bergamot Wine Clubs are all about.

Every month wines will arrive at your door. If you are a local Healdsburgian we kindly suggest that you come pick up your box of bottles at the bar. Standard FedEx Ground delivery rates apply. So do local laws and regulations on booze. Somebody 21 or older must be available to sign for the shipment, and FedEx will email you confirmation of your day of delivery.Your monthly Grower Champagnes wines will be boxed up and ready for pick up on the LAST FRIDAY of every month. Shipping occurs the following Monday (We don’t like them sitting in a warehouse over the weekend.)

Tastings of each month’s wines will be announced through our Tuesday Gnewsday.  Tastings are free for Club members.

We look forward to extending friendship rates and exclusive deals to all of our Wine Club members!

The easiest way to sign up for a Bergamot Club is to:

*Call us and we will fill in the information for you (707.433.8720)
*Email us and we will send you a form to fill out (email button to the right)
*Visit us at the bar and fill in the info in person (hello!)

No matter which way you choose to sign up, we will contact you to confirm details. A hearty and sincere thank you for supporting our small, family owned business. 

With love, from Kevin Wardell and Sarah Johnson

Sarah JohnsonGrower Champagne Club