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Virtual tasting with Philippe Melka, Scott Miller and JD Miller with three (3) 2018 Amlés Reflectionist for up to two (2) guests
Live wine tasting and label painting demonstration, pending COVID-19 restrictions, at contemporary artist JD Miller’s gallery, Samuel Lynne, in Chicago with winemaker Philippe Melka, proprietor Scott Miller and JD Miller for up to two (2) guests
An allocation of Amlés “Portrait,” a three-bottle one-of-a-kind collector set from the finest heritage vineyard sites throughout the Napa Valley
An invitation to join The Guild, Scott Miller and Sharon Virts-Miller’s platform to promote intellectual thought, culture and examination of a life fully lived
Philippe Melka needs no introduction to connoisseurs of California Cabernet Sauvignon. Originally from Bordeaux, where he attended enology school and worked at Château Haut-Brion, Melka came to Napa for the first time in 1991 to study soil at Dominus Estate. Although California was a revelation to him, he returned to France to work at the legendary Château Petrus before coming back to live in Napa full-time. He is the consulting winemaker for some of the region’s finest small-batch properties such as Tusk, Brand, ADAMVS and Vineyard 29. Beginning in 1996, he founded a series of personal and proprietary labels that represent the epitome in Napa site selection, fruit and winemaking.
The winning bidder will receive an invitation to a live wine tasting and label painting demonstration at Samuel Lynne, the Chicago art gallery of reflectionist painter J.D. Miller. He or she will also receive an invitation to join The Guild, Scott Miller and Sharon Virts-Miller’s platform to promote intellectual thought, culture and examination of a life fully lived. Guild members will be invited to discussions and events with prominent members of the art, literary, philosophy, culinary and wine communities.
Most importantly, the winning bidder will have access to an allocation of Amlés “Portrait,” a three-bottle one-of-a-kind collector set from the finest heritage vineyard sites throughout the Napa Valley, each with an original work of label art by reflectionist painter JD Miller. Portrait scheduled for release in the Fall of 2021.
INSIDER’S INFO: Wines will be shipped directly to the winning bidder. Wine tastings and label painting demonstration to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date and will expire January 30, 2023. The Guild Membership is a lifetime membership at no additional cost. Allocation of Amlés “Portrait” will be shipped once it is released in Fall 2021.
DONORS: Amles Wines, Scott Miller & Sharon Virts