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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 (103 Total References)


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:


Did proprietor Bill Harlan ...

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Did proprietor Bill Harlan quietly sell his eponymous winery? No, of course he hasn't. He is actually actively expanding his wine empire.

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In 2008, Bill Harlan bought several tracts of land in the foothills south of Harlan Estate.
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Perhaps the Bulgheroni team was not happy with the Wine Spectator reviews and decided to hold off on releasing its first vintage - following in the steps of Bill Harlan who waited multiple vintages before releasing his first wine publicly.
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Bulgheroni and Harlan would certainly fit the bill as two individuals of considerable wealth. Some people might remember Bulgheroni's name from a few years ago when he acquired Renwood Winery in Amador County. It looks like he has had his eye on Napa Valley for almost a decade and finally put his roots down by purchasing Harlan's wine production facility near Meadowood Resort where Promontory was being produced - after Harlan produced wine for him since 2006. With a new production team in place and his own facility, Bulgheroni could part with the "R & D" wine produced and bottled by Harlan.
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Bulgheroni seems to have borrowed another piece from Harlan's playbook in the form of Gilles de Chambure, MS. De Chambure is now serving as President of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate after working with Bill Harlan as Director of Education at Meadowood Resort and The Napa Valley Reserve for eight years (2006-2014).

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