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Wrong Bill Harlan?

Mr. Bill Harlan

Owner

Meadowood

Direct Phone: (707) ***-****       

Email: w***@***.com

Meadowood

ยท Napa Valley 900 Lane

St. Helena, California 94574

United States

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Background Information

Affiliations

Founder
Harlan Family

Founder
Bond Winery

Founder
The Napa Valley Reserve

Founder
Pacific Union Inc

Founder
equipster.com

Board Member
Vintrust LLC

Education



Duke University

degree
communications and public policy
University of California at Berkeley

Web References (104 Total References)


During that same time period in ...

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During that same time period in early 1986 I met Bill Harlan (managing partner/owner of Meadowood Resort) and agreed to promote croquet at Meadowood in the Napa Valley after the 1986 Shield tour in Great Britain.

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Bill Harlan actually came over to Sonoma-Cutrer and introduced himself to me in early February, 1986. He said that it would be foolish to build courts and not have someone to promote the game and make them work. And so he said if I would come and work at Meadowood he would go ahead and build the courts. Brice's offer was not competitive relative to Harlan's and the potential of the Meadowood venue.
Tom's recollection is not clear, as he was very pro the development of the sport in any positive way. When he left Los Angeles after his bad car accident he feared he would never have the joy of playing croquet again in the same way. He was energized by the comradery that surrounded the game. But he subsequently became disenchanted and felt awkward with the juggling of the promotional business interests attached with the game at that time.
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You know, I don't know how I ever came to know Bill Harlan. And I distinctly remember Bill being up here and [my] courts were built at that time.
MO: Were you involved in the building of those?
TLM: Yeah, and Bill and I, he was up at the greenhouses and we talked about the croquet, and I of course was so enthusiastic about it, and he said, I'm going to do that. And he went back to his partner who had not been killed at that point, I can't think of his name, who was killed in the helicopter crash, didn't want croquet there, he wanted the spa there, and the whole idea of the croquet court was just absurd and Bill said to his partner it's going to be there, I want it, and so croquet up here was the catalyst....
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And Harlan, once he made his mind up that was the end of it. He didn't waste any time.


Napa Valley, California Spend the weekend in the heart of the wine country with a master sommelier and Deborah King, etiquette expert.Final Touch School

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GROW YOUR OWN: The founder of Harlan Winery, Bill Harlan, is also the owner of Meadowood and offers an exclusive club for oenophiles. How exclusive?


GROW YOUR OWN: The founder of ...

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GROW YOUR OWN: The founder of Harlan Winery, Bill Harlan, is also the owner of Meadowood and offers an exclusive club for oenophiles. How exclusive?


H. William ...

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H. William Harlan

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A native Californian and graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Harlan co-founded Pacific Union Co., a diversified real estate development firm in San Francisco, in 1974. In the Napa Valley, he established Harlan Estate in 1984, BOND in 1996. He is also the managing partner of Meadowood, a Relais & Chateaux resort with a 3 Michelin star restaurant and The Napa Valley Reserve, a private winegrowing estate for members only. Bill and his wife Deborah reside in Oakville.
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H. William Harlan
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A native Californian and graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Harlan co-founded Pacific Union Co., a diversified real estate development firm in San Francisco, in 1974. In the Napa Valley, he established Harlan Estate in 1984, BOND in 1996. He is also the managing partner of Meadowood, a Relais & Chateaux resort with a 3 Michelin star restaurant and The Napa Valley Reserve, a private winegrowing estate for members only. Bill and his wife Deborah reside in Oakville.


Harlan Estate - The Napa Wine Project

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We chose Harlan Estate for this milestone visit because of their well-regarded reputation for quality, the instant name recognition and because of Mr. Harlan's unique personal contributions, influence and history in the Napa Valley over the past 30+ years.

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Mr. Harlan went to school at UC Berkeley and his first introduction to the Napa Valley was in 1959 (at this time, Napa served the purpose of weekend getaways for taking his dates from Berkeley). Lured by the natural beauty and eventually by the potential for growing wine grapes his visits became more frequent. His passion for wine started in his teens. Mr. Harlan attended the opening day of Robert Mondavi's winery in 1966 and by this time was already nurturing a dream of owning his own wine estate.
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Before Harlan there was Merryvale. This was the first winery to be built after Prohibition in the Napa Valley and Harlan and partners brought this winery back to life in 1983 (he sold his interest in the mid 90's). Before Merryvale there was Meadowood, still one of the most exclusive lodging options in the Napa Valley (also home to the annual Napa Wine Auction). Meadowood was established by Bill Harlan in 1979.
Not to be outdone is Napa's most exclusive "wine club", the Napa Valley Reserve which was also started by Bill Harlan. Located next to Meadowood this is an exclusive invitation only wine club (wine, use of facilities, special events, trips, educational events) with an initiation fee at the time of this review that runs $155,000.
Mr. Harlan purchased his original property in 1984 - at that time, despite being less than 30 years ago, the property was completely forested and covered with native vegetation. The original purchase was 6 acres and this has grown to 240 acres today with 40 acres under vine. Mr. Harlan had the foresight and vision to turn this hillside acreage into a world class "first growth" vineyard of Napa Valley. While his own property was never developed to vineyards - nearby parts of Oakville were certainly had proven terroir including Martha's Vineyard.
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Harlan was not in a hurry to push wine to market after purchasing the property. Mr. Harlan's focus on Harlan Estate has always been a long term one - thinking out decades in the future.
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They stay lined up until bottling; Harlan does not rack the barrels.
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Harlan's produces a second wine called "The Maiden".
Surprisingly Harlan has distribution in about 35 states and 30 countries - yet with a production of only 1800 cases and their price point, distribution is very selective. Locally you can find the wine at times, at several wine shops including 750 Wines and St. Helena Wine Merchants and St. Helena Wine Center (all in the town of St. Helena). Harlan sells direct, but you must be on their mailing list. To join the waiting list, visit: www.harlanestate.com
Bill Harlan interview, Wine Spectator:

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