We have two wine clubs. Members of either club and those that have purchased futures receive a complimentary invitation for them and their party to the release parties for both clubs.
Friends of the Big White House was started when we opened in 1998. Membership is free and entitles the member to three shipments per year of four bottles of wine, one case total, annually. Releases are typically March, August and October celebrated by a big party thrown on the Saturday evening release. At the last release party in August, members were treated to a giant barrel-tasting fest with food pairings chosen specifically for each wine. For their club collection, members received a selection that included: 2008 Lapsus, our Viognier-Roussanne blend; 2006 Syrah from the Emery Nelson Vineyard; 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Los Robles Vineyard; and our Tawny Port .The four bottle collection is steeply discounted for the club release, typically $75-85.
Friends of the Big White House: Three releases per year, four bottles each release (one case, total, per year).
John Evan’s Enomaniacs was formed in 2005 when it became clear that most of John Evan’s wines were selling out before the release. We created Enomaniacs to ensure that members could get a few bottles of these treasures. John Evan is the Chief Winemaker for both labels and selects his favorite two wines to release for his Enomaniacs club, twice per year. John Evan’s Enomaniacs releases are typically June and November. Last November he released his wonderful Cab The Aquitanian and the awesome Syrah The Rapscallion. While nearly all of his wines are sold out on release, John Evan keeps a library that allows him to pour these older releases, long ago sold out, at release parties and special events. Wine club members are occasionally allowed to buy a bottle or two of these sold out treasures. Discounbts on these releases increases for the higher levels.
John Evan’s Enomaniacs: Two wines per release, two releases per year. Four different levels.
1928 Enomaniacs level: One bottle of each (four bottles per year)
1945 Enomaniacs level: 3 bottles of each (one case total per year)
1961 Enomaniacs level: 6 bottles of each (2 cases total per year)
Double 1961 Enomaniacs level: One case of each (4 cases total each year)