Quick Seafood Paella to pair with Albariño or Tempranillo

A traditional Spanish dish, paella is a versatile, one-stop meal that can be as complex or as simple as you’d like it to be! Filled with any variety of seafood, meat or vegetables you desire, the seafood-based recipe below is easy to customize and simple to prepare. Meat lovers can easily substitute the lobster water for chicken broth. Paella’s delicious blend of savory ingredients comes together with a lovely touch of saffron, pairing perfectly with either of Harney Lane’s exceptional Spanish varietal wines. Our beloved Albariño and Tempranillo are a match made in heaven! Ingredients: 3 tbsp. olive oil Water 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cups Spanish or arborio rice, soaked in water for ... Read More...

A traditional Spanish dish, paella is a versatile, one-stop meal that can be as complex or as simple as you’d like it to be! Filled with any variety of seafood, meat or vegetables you desire, the seafood-based recipe below is easy to customize and simple to prepare. Meat lovers can easily substitute the lobster water for chicken broth. Paella’s delicious blend of savory ingredients comes together with a lovely touch of saffron, pairing perfectly with either of Harney Lane’s exceptional Spanish varietal wines. Our beloved Albariño and Tempranillo are a match made in heaven!paella

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Water
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Spanish or arborio rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes then drained
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large pinches of saffron threads soaked in ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 6 oz. French green beans
  • 1 lb. prawns, large shrimp or your choice of seafood, peeled and deveined (mussels, clams and other shellfish can also be used)
  • 4 small lobster tails
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

In a large pot, boil 3 cups of water. Add the lobster tails and let boil briefly, 1-2 minutes, until pink. Turn off heat. Remove the lobster tails. Do not discard the lobster cooking water. When lobster has cooled, remove the shell and cut meat into large chunks.

In a large, deep pan, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion. Sauté onion for 2 minutes, then add rice and cook for 3 additional minutes, stirring regularly. Add the chopped garlic and the lobster cooking water. Stir in the saffron along with its soaking liquid, paprika, cayenne pepper, pepper flakes, and salt. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and green beans. Bring it all to a boil and let the liquid reduce slightly, then cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.

Uncover and spread the shrimp or shellfish over the rice, gently pushing it into the rice. Add a small amount water if rice seems dry, in order to steam. At this point, you can taste the rice and add more salt to taste, if needed. Cover and cook another 10-15 minutes until the shrimp turns pink. Finally, add the cooked lobster chunks. When the lobster is warmed through, turn heat off. Garnish with parsley.

Serve paella hot, alongside Harney Lane’s Tempranillo or Albariño. A relaxing patio and Spanish tapas are optional, but strongly recommended!

We have only a few cases of 2014 Albariño left- it has aged beautifully in the bottle and is simply delicious right now. Order yours today!

May 2016 Wine:30 Club Selections

We’re excited to share with our club members our May 2016 Wine:30 Club release and wines. This quarter we are releasing our 2015 Albarino, also known as ‘summer in a bottle’. Find your club listed below to check out what you’ll enjoy! Wine:30 Classic Club 2013 Tempranillo 2015 Albarino Wine:30 Red Only Club 2013 Tempranillo Lot 15 Primitivo- Exclusive to club only! Wine:30 Classic Four Bottle Club 2013 Tempranillo (1 btl) 2015 Albarino (2 btls) Lot 15 Primitivo (1 btl) – Exclusive to club only! Wine:30 Red Only Four Bottle Club 2013 Tempranillo (2 btls) Lot 15 Primitivo (1 btl) – Exclusive to club only! Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise (1 btl) Wine:30 Classic Case Club 2013 Tempranillo (3 btls) 2015 Albarino (3 btls) Lot 15 Primitivo (2 btls) ... Read More...

We’re excited to share with our club members our May 2016 Wine:30 Club release and wines. This quarter we are releasing our 2015 Albarino, also known as ‘summer in a bottle’. Find your club listed below to check out what you’ll enjoy!

Wine:30 Classic Club

  • 2013 Tempranillo
  • 2015 Albarino

Wine:30 Red Only Club

  • 2013 Tempranillo
  • Lot 15 Primitivo- Exclusive to club only!

Wine:30 Classic Four Bottle Club

  • 2013 Tempranillo (1 btl)
  • 2015 Albarino (2 btls)
  • Lot 15 Primitivo (1 btl) – Exclusive to club only!

Wine:30 Red Only Four Bottle Club

  • 2013 Tempranillo (2 btls)
  • Lot 15 Primitivo (1 btl) – Exclusive to club only!
  • Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise (1 btl)

Wine:30 Classic Case Club

  • 2013 Tempranillo (3 btls)
  • 2015 Albarino (3 btls)
  • Lot 15 Primitivo (2 btls) – Exclusive to club only!
  • 2009 Tempranillo (1 btl)- A special feature from our Library!
  • 2014 Chardonnay (2 btls)
  • Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise (1 btl)

Wine:30 Red Only Case Club

  • 2013 Tempranillo (4 btls)
  • Lot 15 Primitivo (4 btls) – Exclusive to club only!
  • Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise (2 btls)
  • 2009 Tempranillo (2 btls)- A special feature from our Library!

Wine:30 Chillers Club

  • 2015 Albarino (2 btls)
  • 2014 Chardonnay (2 btls)

Wine:30 Club Members are welcome to customize their order by contacting WineClub@HarneyLane.com before Friday, April 22. *To assure we see your special requests, please do not leave adjustment notes in the comments section here.*

Now is the perfect time to stock up on wine! The heat is around the corner and shipping gets dicey when its hot- heat and wine don’t mix after all! We don’t want to compromise the quality of your wine, so we’re offering you the chance to take advantage of $15 shipping on all orders of 12 bottles, now before it gets too hot. Let Tori know what you’d like to add on to your order to make it a full 12 bottles and she’ll take care of discounting your shipping rate to a flat $15.

Are you in the right club?? Review the club selections listed above to see the diversity that the clubs provide. If you’d like to upgrade your club, please let us know! Tori is here to help!

Orders will process on April 27 in preparation for our Wine:30 Club Pick Up Party- April 30 & May 1, from 11am-4pm. If you plan to attend, please RSVP for Saturday or Sunday! More information.

2012 Zinfandel- an all time favorite

Our 2012 Zinfandel has been a huge hit with our guests since its release in February of  2015, so much so that we recently re-released it to our Wine Club! Fans love the classic ‘jam and baking spice aromas’ that winemaker Chad Joseph describes in this crowd-pleasing, quintessential Zinfandel. Its lush mouthfeel and smooth structure have only enhanced with time in the bottle. Tori Nunez, our Assistant Wine Club Manager, has loved this wine since day one! “It’s my favorite because of how easy drinking it is! It is always consistent and is my favorite go-to wine for relaxation!” Although Tori enjoys the 2012 Zinfandel best by itself, she will happily pair it with ... Read More...

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Our 2012 Zinfandel has been a huge hit with our guests since its release in February of  2015, so much so that we recently re-released it to our Wine Club! Fans love the classic ‘jam and baking spice aromas’ that winemaker Chad Joseph describes in this crowd-pleasing, quintessential Zinfandel. Its lush mouthfeel and smooth structure have only enhanced with time in the bottle. Tori Nunez, our Assistant Wine Club Manager, has loved this wine since day one!

“It’s my favorite because of how easy drinking it is! It is always consistent and is my favorite go-to wine for relaxation!”

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Although Tori enjoys the 2012 Zinfandel best by itself, she will happily pair it with BBQ chicken prepped in the crockpot and piled on a fresh bun. Other favorite pairings include Zinfandel and sticky BBQ beef ribs or with honey mustard chicken on a bed of greens. This ultra-approachable Zin can hold up to a variety of foods or, in Tori’s case, with no food at all. Check out our Harney Lane’s Pinterest board ‘Zinfandel Friendly Foods’ for more delicious pairing ideas!

pulled chicken or pork with ZinfandelIn addition to her incredible Zin drinking skills, Tori has been an important part of the Harney Lane family for many years now. Starting part-time as a weekend helper and expert wine pourer, Tori has excelled in her role, becoming our first Assistant Wine Club Manager as a full-time employee. Her passion for customers is evident in her daily interactions and the relationships that she forms with our guests. It’s safe to say that Tori’s personality and sense of humor are unparalleled.

“Harney Lane truly means it when we say that you are ‘part of the family!’” Next time you stop in, visit Tori and enjoy chatting over some 2012 Zinfandel.

Wine Club Members- don’t forget through the end of March, you can receive an additional 10% off of this award winning, delicious wine! Email Tori today to grab your bottles of her favorite!

Skirt Steak Tacos and Petite Sirah

Wine:30 Club Members were treated to an exclusive release of our highly anticipated 2013 Petite Sirah this past weekend at their Pick Up Party. It will be available soon for all customers, but if you simply cannot wait, join the club! Athena whipped up these steak tacos and determined that she has found her new favorite pairing! Complex and concentrated, the spiced, big-fruit characteristics of our 2013  Petite Sirah demand an equally complex culinary partner when served at the dinner table. Recipes in which bold, exotic spices enhance the rich flavors of fish, meat and distinct cheeses create an earthy and perfectly balanced pairing for this lively red wine.  SKIRT STEAK TACOS ... Read More...

Wine:30 Club Members were treated to an exclusive release of our highly anticipated 2013 Petite Sirah this past weekend at their Pick Up Party. It will be available soon for all customers, but if you simply cannot wait, join the club! Athena whipped up these steak tacos and determined that she has found her new favorite pairing!

Complex and concentrated, the spiced, big-fruit characteristics of our 2013  Petite Sirah demand an equally complex culinary partner when served at the dinner table. Recipes in which bold, exotic spices enhance the rich flavors of fish, meat and distinct cheeses create an earthy and perfectly balanced pairing for this lively red wine. 

SKIRT STEAK TACOS WITH HOMEMADE MOLE SAUCE

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Ingredients

skirt steak
small corn or flour tortillas
8 dried ancho chiles or a mixture of ancho and pasilla
4 cloves garlic
1 large tomato, cored and halved
2 slices bread, toasted and cubed
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 pinch of cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

Marinade skirt steak for at least ½ an hour prior to cooking in your choice of marinade, season with salt and pepper.

Remove the stems, seeds and ribs from the chile peppers. Cover them with boiling water and weight them so they stay underwater. Leave to soak for 30 minutes.

In a hot, dry skillet, cook the garlic cloves and tomato for about 5 minutes, turning a couple of times.

Drain the chiles, reserving the soaking water. In a blender, combine the chiles with the garlic, tomato, bread, onion, oregano, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, sugar, salt and cocoa power, orange juice and 1/2 cup of the chile soaking water. Purée very thoroughly, adding more liquid as necessary until you have about 3 1/2 cups.

Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over a medium flame. Pour in the mole, and simmer for about 30 minutes, lightly covered. The sauce should darken and become more concentrated.

While mole simmers, grill or pan sear skirt steak to desired doneness and slice thinly. Also prep any desired taco toppings; we recommend fresh avocado and sautéed mushrooms with onions.

Taste and adjust the seasonings according to your desired spice, chocolate, chili, salt and acid levels. Aim for a complex, balanced flavor. Also add a little more liquid or simmer a bit longer to get a thicker texture.

Place skirt steak in warm tacos, top with a heaping spoonful of mole sauce and toppings and enjoy!

Albarino- not just a summertime sipper

Generally referred to as our go-to warm weather wine (I mean, what’s better than a chilled glass of Albarino while basking poolside? Think scintillating flavors of bright lime, lemon curd and peach blossoms), our Albarino is making a case as an enjoyable wintertime wine as well! In the midst of winter (welcome, we’ve missed you!), we don’t typically grab for the Albarino…however, recently we revisited our current 2014 vintage and noticed that it has evolved beautifully! With some time in the bottle (bottled in March of 2015, released in May of 2015), this wine has softened up with a rounder mouth feel and finish, while maintaining great acidity. All we can ... Read More...

Generally referred to as our go-to warm weather wine (I mean, what’s better than a chilled glass of Albarino while basking poolside? Think scintillating flavors of bright lime, lemon curd and peach blossoms), our Albarino is making a case as an enjoyable wintertime wine as well! In the midst of winter (welcome, we’ve missed you!), we don’t k and c at crabfeed 1typically grab for the Albarino…however, recently we revisited our current 2014 vintage and noticed that it has evolved beautifully! With some time in the bottle (bottled in March of 2015, released in May of 2015), this wine has softened up with a rounder mouth feel and finish, while maintaining great acidity. All we can think about is seafood!

Enter Crab Feed season…this Albarino has the acidity needed to pair beautifully with the sweetness fresh crab offers and as a bonus it’s able to cut through the richness of the undeniable melted butter served up alongside the crab. The minerality that Albarino is oftentimes known for matches nicely with the briny notes in crab.

If you happen to be supporting one of the many Crab Feeds happening this time of year, might we suggest you grab a bottle or two of 2014 Harney Lane Albarino to share at your table and see what everyone thinks! Courtney & Kris had great reviews from their friends!

 

February 2016 Wine Club Selections

February’s Wine:30 Club Release is coming up and we have some delicious wines chosen for you.  We are eagerly awaiting the 2013 Petite Sirah release at our Wine Club Pick Up Weekend, February 2oth & 21st.  This vintage is sure to be a hit and has already brought in it’s first Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! Please read below for your specific club selections. Wine:30 Classic Club & Wine:30 Red Only Club 2012 Zinfandel 2013 Petite Sirah *Four bottle members will enjoy 2 each of the above selections Wine:30 Classic Case Members will enjoy 2012 Zinfandel (3 bottles) 2013 Petite Sirah (3 bottles) 2014 Chardonnay (2 Bottles) 2014 Albarino (2 bottles) Primitivo Lot 15 (1 bottle) 2010 ... Read More...

February’s Wine:30 Club Release is coming up and we have some delicious wines chosen for you.  We are eagerly awaiting the 2013 Petite Sirah release at our Wine Club Pick Up Weekend, February 2oth & 21st.  This vintage is sure to be a hit and has already brought in it’s first Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!

Please read below for your specific club selections.

Wine:30 Classic Club & Wine:30 Red Only Club

  • 2012 Zinfandel
  • 2013 Petite Sirah

*Four bottle members will enjoy 2 each of the above selections

Wine:30 Classic Case Members will enjoy

  • 2012 Zinfandel (3 bottles)
  • 2013 Petite Sirah (3 bottles)
  • 2014 Chardonnay (2 Bottles)
  • 2014 Albarino (2 bottles)
  • Primitivo Lot 15 (1 bottle)
  • 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard (1 bottle)- Special from our Library!

Wine:30 Red Only Case Members will enjoy:

  • 2012 Zinfandel (4 Bottles)
  • 2013 Petite Sirah (4 bottles)
  • Primitivo, Lot 15 (3 Bottles)
  • 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard (1 bottle)- Special from our library

Wine:30 Chillers Club Members will enjoy 2 each of:

  • 2014 Albarino (2 bottles)
  • 2014 Chardonnay (2 bottle)

Don’t forget that Wine:30 Club members are welcome to customize their order by contacting WineClub@HarneyLane.com no later than Friday, February 12. *to assure we see your special requests please do not leave adjustment notes in the comments section here~thanks.

Orders will process on February 17 in preparation for our Wine:30 Pick Up Party February 20 & 21, from 11-4pm. Will you be joining us at the Party? RSVP today. More info.

Delectable Dishes Served with our Wines

At Harney Lane, we think food is an important part of the Wine:30 experience – there are few things better than a beautiful wine and food pairing! Luckily, we have got you covered with a selection of our featured wines and their culinary counterparts. Simply click below to download a complimentary recipe card or swing by the winery to pick one up in person, along with your favorite bottle of Harney Lane wine! These unique recipes make a great addition to your holiday wine gifts, and are just as fun to try at home.   2012 Zinfandel – Pair with Brie, Persimmon and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese   2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel – Pair ... Read More...

At Harney Lane, we think food is an important part of the Wine:30 experience – there are few things better than a beautiful wine and food pairing! Luckily, we have got you covered with a selection of our featured wines and their culinary counterparts.

Simply click below to download a complimentary recipe card or swing by the winery to pick one up in person, along with your favorite bottle of Harney Lane wine! These unique recipes make a great addition to your holiday wine gifts, and are just as fun to try at home.beef

 

2012 Zinfandel – Pair with Brie, Persimmon and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese

 

2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel – Pair with Guinness & Cocoa Beef Stew

 

2014 Chardonnay – Pair with Fall Wild Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Shaved Parmesan

Tell us what you think! Cheers!

NEW Holiday Offerings from Harney Lane

This holiday season, we are offering exclusive gift packages! Harney Lane wines are, hands down, the best way to celebrate! Choose from a variety of options to find that perfect gift. Each selection is packaged in an attractive box and includes a unique recipe pairing and a personalized note from you. Gift memberships to our Wine:30 Club, as well as custom gift orders are also available upon request. Celebration Package: Give the gift of cheers! with a bottle of Harney Lane’s crowd-pleasing 2012 Estate Zinfandel, complimented by two of our exquisite logo glasses. $40 + Shipping. Classic Package:  Two of Harney Lane’s favorites, our 2012 Estate Zinfandel and brand new release 2014 Chardonnay are the perfect introduction to ... Read More...

This holiday season, we are offering exclusive gift packages! Harney Lane wines are, hands down, the best way to celebrate! Choose from a variety of options to find that perfect gift. Each selection is packaged in an attractive box and includes a unique recipe pairing and a personalized note from you.

Gift memberships to our Wine:30 Club, as well as custom gift orders are also available upon request.

Celebration Package:
Give the gift of cheers! with a bottle of Harney Lane’s crowd-pleasing 2012 Estate Zinfandel, complimented by two of our exquisite logo glasses. $40 + Shipping.

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Classic Package:
 Two of Harney Lane’s favorites, our 2012 Estate Zinfandel and brand new release 2014 Chardonnay are the perfect introduction to the classic flavors of Harney Lane’s delicious estate wines. $48 + Shipping.

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Collector’s Package:
A beloved selection of our most sought after wines for the true collector: 2012 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel, sourced from our exceptional 111 year old vineyard, Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise, a special proprietary blend imagined by Harney Lane Patriarch, George Mettler, and our classic 2012 Estate Zinfandel come together to create a perfectly balanced library of distinctive Lodi wines. $105 + Shipping.

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*Wine:30 Club Discounts apply to all gift packages*

To place a gift order or for inquiries, please contact us at 209.365.1900 or Info@HarneyLane.com. Shipping costs vary based on destination and gift selection – we are happy to provide an estimate upon request!

Don’t forget, we also have a shipping special being offered through December 21- $12 on case shipments within the Contiguous United States. Email us today to place your order Info@HarneyLane.com.

2015 Holiday Artisan Series lineup…

December 5 | 1pm-4pm- Burniston Farms Organic Artisanal Caramels- Our friends and loyal Wine:30 Club Members, Jeff and Mark of Burniston Farms will be here to debut their handmade organic caramels. Smooth, delicious and covered in chocolate! Sold in two and nine packs. December 12 | 1pm-4pm- Kathy’s Gourmet Kandy- Kathy will join us to feature her locally made toffee, the perfect hostess gift this holiday season. Sold in half and full pound packages. Freshly made, delicious and addicting! December 19 | 1pm-4pm- Grace of Macaronage & Confections, Lodi’s newest sweet spot, will feature her delicious French style macarons. Paired specifically with our wines for a perfect treat!  

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December 5 | 1pm-4pm- Burniston Farms Organic Artisanal Caramels- Our friends and loyal Wine:30 Club Members, Jeff and Mark of Burniston Farms will be here to debut their handmade organic caramels. Smooth, delicious and covered in chocolate! Sold in two and nine packs.

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December 12 | 1pm-4pm- Kathy’s Gourmet Kandy- Kathy will join us to feature her locally made toffee, the perfect hostess gift this holiday season. Sold in half and full pound packages. Freshly made, delicious and addicting!

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December 19 | 1pm-4pm- Grace of Macaronage & Confections, Lodi’s newest sweet spot, will feature her delicious French style macarons. Paired specifically with our wines for a perfect treat!

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November Wine Selections

November’s Wine:30 Club Release is just around the corner and we  have worked diligently to give you a delicious variety of wines for you holiday plans!   Cheers! Wine:30 Classic Club 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel- Special “pre-release” to Club members 2013 Chardonnay- Almost Sold Out *Four bottle Members will enjoy 2 each of the above selections Wine:30 Red Only Club 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard- Special “pre-release” to Club members 2012 Petite Sirah- Almost Sold Out *Four bottle Members will enjoy 2 bottles of 2013 Old Vine Zinfandels, 1 bottle of 2012 Petite Sirah & 1 bottle of 2012 Tempranillo Wine:30 Classic Case Members will enjoy 2012 Tempranillo (2 Bottles) 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard (3 bottles) Patriarch’s ... Read More...

November’s Wine:30 Club Release is just around the corner and we  have worked diligently to give you a delicious variety of wines for you holiday plans!   Cheers!

Wine:30 Classic Club

  • 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel- Special “pre-release” to Club members
  • 2013 Chardonnay- Almost Sold Out

*Four bottle Members will enjoy 2 each of the above selections

Wine:30 Red Only Club

  • 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard- Special “pre-release” to Club members
  • 2012 Petite Sirah- Almost Sold Out

*Four bottle Members will enjoy 2 bottles of 2013 Old Vine Zinfandels, 1 bottle of 2012 Petite Sirah & 1 bottle of 2012 Tempranillo

Wine:30 Classic Case Members will enjoy

  • 2012 Tempranillo (2 Bottles)
  • 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard (3 bottles)
  • Patriarch’s Promise, Lot 15 (2 Bottles)
  • 2013 Chardonnay (3 bottles)
  • 2012 Zinfandel (1 bottle)
  • Lizzy James Port (1 bottle)

Wine:30 Red Only Case Members will enjoy:

  • 2012 Tempranillo (3 Bottles)
  • 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lizzy James Vineyard (3 bottles)
  • Patriarch’s Promise, Lot 15 (2 Bottles)
  • 2012 Zinfandel (2 bottle)
  • 2011 Petite Sirah (1 bottle) Special Library Offering
  • Lizzy James Port (1 bottle)

Wine:30 Chillers Club Members will enjoy 2 each of:

  • 2014 Albarino (1 bottle)
  • 2013 Chardonnay (2 bottles)
  • 2014 Chardonnay (1 bottle) Special Pre-release!

Don’t forget that Wine:30 Club members are welcome to customize their order by contacting Brindy@HarneyLane.com by October 30th.   Orders will process on November 4th in preparation for our Wine:30 Pick Up Party November 7th & 8th,  from 11-4pm.  Hope to see you there!