Cheers to Summer!
Countdown to Spring Release!
Membership Financially Supports Alpha Chi Omega!
Gather your alumnae sisters to celebrate your lifelong bonds of sisterhood with a glass of Three Strings Napa Valley, Alpha Chi Omega’s new line of handcrafted, limited-production wines.
Alumnae who join the 1885 Club will receive shipments of three or six bottles a year of our exclusive handcrafted Three Strings Napa Valley wines. With 20% of each sale benefiting Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, your 1885 Club membership offers a unique way to blend celebrating Alpha Chi Omega and supporting the greatest needs of our sisterhood.
Spring 2022 Wines
INTRODUCING THE SPRING 2022 LABELS AND VARIETALS
Forever a symbol of friendship within Alpha Chi Omega, the red carnation is a joyful reminder of the Bond shared among sisters. The flower is an illustration of everything that is noble, good and true, and it connects members to one another and the Fraternity.
We introduce you to Carnation. Our flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic representation of the appellation’s preeminent varietal. Notes of 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.
Untold Stories – Hera
From the archives of Alpha Chi Omega, celebrate sisters and the gifts given in recognition of significant Alpha Chi Omega moments. Award of Achievement recipient Marcia Clapp DeRocco (Alpha Chi, Butler University) presented her sculpture of Hera, Alpha Chi Omega’s patron goddess, as a gift when Alpha Chi Omega moved into its Indianapolis headquarters on Washington Boulevard in 1961.
We introduce you to Untold Stories – Hera. This Chardonnay has aromas of cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and brown sugar with notes of baking spices. On the palate, the wine opens with bright, fruit flavors of strawberries, leading to a round mouthfeel on the mid-palate and soft, velvety tannins on a long, elegant finish.
Derived from Alpha Chi Omega’s coat of arms, a trio of stars has been an integral part of the sisterhood’s history. From the Star Studio supported by Alpha Chi Omega at MacDowell to the Three Star Pride logo introduced at the 1983 National Convention, this outward symbol of honor holds a place of significance for members.
We introduce you to Three Stars. This elegant white wine blend is alluring and complex, with a sensuous offering of tropical fruits, white flowers and subtle spice. The nose is like a bouquet of flowers and jumps from the glass with ripe lemon, white peach and orange blossom followed by notes of toast and white pepper. On the tongue, lemon bursts forward with pineapple and other tropical fruit, with undertones of vanilla. The finish is bright and zingy and mellows with vanilla and subtle spices in its length.
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Giving Back to Alpha Chi Omega
Membership in the 1885 Club offers our alumnae an enjoyable, creative way to support the Real. Strong. Women.® Experience. With proceeds of all sales directly benefiting the Fraternity, your participation will help increase financial accessibility for our collegiate members while continuing to provide transformational programming and member support.
Hear about Three Strings
I am thrilled to offer this new opportunity to engage our alumnae. When you join the 1885 Club, you can be confident your purchase helps fund programming for our sisters and increase financial accessibility to our membership experience for collegiate women. Gather your sisters to reminisce and enjoy a glass of Three Strings Napa Valley together!
Chief Executive Officer
Thank you for being a part of our efforts to celebrate our sisterhood beyond your collegiate experience! As an alumna, your membership in the 1885 Club helps to financially support the Real. Strong. Women. Experience, including our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and other areas of greatest need for our sisterhood.
Senior Director of Education and Engagement
“I am honored to make these wines for Alpha Chi Omega and cannot wait to share them with you!”
Proprietor & CEO, Fairwinds Estate Winery & Three Strings Napa Valley
Experience The Benefits!
Membership financially supports Alpha Chi Omega.
Club membership options to best fit your budget and lifestyle.
Two shipments of three or six bottles per year (minimum to retain club level seniority).
Wine received in a keepsake vintage Alpha Chi Omega 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 Chi Omega only events and functions.
Your name honored on the 1885 Club Member Plaque at the winery.
Fairwinds Estate wines are offered at 10% off.