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The Ivy Wine Club
As a member of The Ivy Wine Club, you have a unique opportunity to celebrate Alpha Phi’s history and ensure its future!
Since 1872, sisterhood has been shared hand-to-hand, heart-to-heart and Alpha Phi to Alpha Phi. Now, members have a unique opportunity to support Alpha Phi by becoming a member of The Ivy Wine Club. Sisters who join The Ivy Wine Club will receive two shipments (three bottles or six bottles each) per year of hand-crafted, limited production The Ivy Napa Valley wines made exclusively for Alpha Phi by Fairwinds Estate Winery, while safeguarding Alpha Phi’s heritage and supporting the member experience. Together, let’s once again make a toast that time can never dim.
INTRODUCING THE FALL 2022 VARIETALS AND LABELS!
Pledge Me A Toast
Decorated with a wreath of ivy, a sign of strength under pressure, which makes everlasting the ties that connect Alpha Phis, the Loving Cup is a pledge of our warm welcome to the newest members of our sisterhood. When Alpha Phi was formed as a secret society to gather women in a spirit of solidarity, support and love, our Founders reaffirmed the respect we owe to one another and to all women who lead with character, give generously, support each other as sisters and boldly create new opportunities. When members partake in the Loving Cup ceremony, we bring to life the lyrics of “Pledge Me a Toast.” Pledge me a toast before we part, forget the parting’s pain. One that shall bind us heart to heart until we meet again. A toast that time can never dim, nor absence make less dear. One that shall sweeter, deeper grow…with every changing year….
Our flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic representation of the appellation’s preeminent varietal. Notes of black cherry, blackberry and plum are complemented by hits of toasted oak, dried currant and baking spice. Fine-grained tannins and ample brightness on the palate give way to a polished mouthfeel and exceptionally long finish.
For Alpha Phis, the original Alpha house was the promise of eternal sisterhood and friendship, a safe place to land and a home away from home. This is where our early members spent hours dreaming of the ways they would shape the future for the next generation of women. Alpha Phi proudly established the first chapter house for women in North America in 1886. After planning, persevering, saving funds and designing a floorplan that brought their dreams to life, members welcomed more than 300 guests to celebrate their milestone in home ownership. The aesthetic gems of the home were the stained-glass windows featuring circular designs in earth and jewel tones, as well as the beloved Lazy Phi design. If eyes are windows to the soul, the windows at the Alpha house were loving eyes gazing out over the chapter sisters as they made history.
Dare to be the first.
Our 2021 The First Pinot Noir is from the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. This beautiful wine is influenced mostly by the fog of the AVA and is very aromatic, with a velvet mouthfeel, and has a fruit character that is ripe and intense.
Alpha Phi celebrates 150 years of sisterhood in 2022, a milestone moment for our beloved Fraternity and sisters across the globe. This release of 150 draws inspiration from the question we ask ourselves as we think of Alpha Phi’s future: What will the next 150 years look like?
Thanks to our Founders and every member who has followed in their footsteps, our future will be full and bright. It will be built on pursuing goals and achieving dreams. It will be a warm embrace, a familiar laugh, a tradition of friendship shared hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart. It will encourage us to lead with character and to innovate. It will be full of mountains to climb, moments of reflection, humility and pride. It will unite us in the spirit of generosity that we hold dear. It will be a path we travel together, exploring the new, cherishing the present and honoring the past. It will be surprising, extraordinary and full of the small moments that connect us all as sisters in Alpha Phi.
Be inspired by the future. Cheers to the next 150 years.
Our 150th premium sparkling wine is meticulously and artfully made in the traditional champagne method – rivals anything found from the best Champagne houses in Épernay and Reims. Blended superbly from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this magnificent Napa Valley Brut exhibits rich fruit aromatics of strawberry and delicate white cherry that follow through to a creamy mid-palate accompanied with highlights of lime and wet minerality and a lingering vibrant finish.
How Does the Club Work & What Does it Cost?
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Proceeds are given back to Alpha Phi
With every shipment, members of The Ivy Wine Club celebrate Alpha Phi, help preserve our heritage and allow us to continue to offer an exceptional experience to our members.
Alpha Phi has recently begun the efforts to digitize our rich history. To see our archived materials and learn more about safeguarding our history, click here. Alpha Phi is continuously working to expand and evolve our membership experience. To learn more about the extraordinary experience we offer our collegiate members, click here. To learn more about the new and robust alumnae engagement opportunities we provide, click here.
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Hear About The Ivy Club
As alumnae, we know sisterhood is lifelong, and now we have a new way to show our Alpha Phi pride by sharing a bottle of The Ivy Napa Valley!
Every time you open a bottle of The Ivy Napa Valley, you are supporting the effort to preserve our rich history.
Executive Director & Past International President
Experience The Ivy Wine Club Benefits & Lifestyle.
Membership financially supports Alpha Phi.
Club membership options to best fit your budget and lifestyle.
Two shipments of three or six bottles per year (minimum to retain The Ivy Club seniority).
Wine received in a handmade vintage Alpha Phi fire-branded wooden crate.
Exclusive access to limited releases and library wines.
Discounted access to online store to replenish your cellar and gift wines to friends & family.
Free wine tasting experiences at Fairwinds in Napa Valley.
Special access to Alpha Phi only events and parties.
Your name honored on the Alpha Phi The Ivy Club Charter Member Memorial at the winery.
Membership financially supports Alpha Phi Sorority.
Fairwinds Estate wines offered at 10% off.