Introducing Black & Gold Napa Valley
The 1870 Club
The 1870 Club Membership Financially Supports Kappa Alpha Theta!
Kappa Alpha Theta is excited to introduce the 1870 Wine Club! The year 1870 means so much to Theta. A year when few women were admitted to higher education institutions, Theta’s four founders established a space for women in higher education to support each other through sisterhood. Today, Theta links members across the globe. Black & Gold Napa Valley celebrates this history and legacy with historic labels.
The 1870 Wine Club is an exciting new opportunity to experience and enjoy delicious wines from America’s most renowned wine country. Thetas who join can purchase exclusive labels from the Black & Gold Napa Valley collection, and receive handcrafted, limited-production bottles delivered in a vintage fire-branded wood crate created exclusively for Kappa Alpha Theta.
On January 27, 1870, four women established an organization of support and empowerment in a male-dominated educational landscape. Among the first women admitted to Indiana Asbury University, the founders of Kappa Alpha Theta envisioned a sisterhood that would stretch far beyond Greencastle, Indiana.
The Asbury Reserve series utilizes historical imagery to honor the legacy created on the Asbury campus that late winter afternoon.
We introduce you to “Asbury Reserve”. This proprietary red blend – from our award-winning winemaker Todd Heth – exhibits dark blackberry, bing cherry and plum notes perfectly into layers of coffee and tobacco. The finish is dry with long lasting berry fruit. Silky but firm tannins, this wine is enjoyable now but has the ability to age well in the cellar.
Thetas are forever linked through the bonds of sisterhood – one that is best enjoyed in the company of one another.
One of Theta’s symbols is the pansy: a flower that may look delicate, but are in fact resilient and long-lasting flowers which can withstand change in their environment. Theta – just like the pansy – is a sisterhood built by the strength of support that is ready to endure whatever comes her way.
We introduce to you “Forever Linked”. From the chalky soil of the Carneros region in southern Napa Valley, this gem exhibits lush green apple and bright grapefruit notes while dancing across your palate. This stunning wine is light and friendly with very subtle vanilla and pear blossom hints on the nose. Balanced fruit with tarte acidity makes this wine a classic example of Premium Napa Chardonnay.
Black & Gold
For more than 150 years, the black and gold kite has remained the most recognizable symbol of our beloved Fraternity. Walking proudly to the front of the chapel, our founders proudly donned their kite badges for all to see that the sisterhood of Kappa Alpha Theta was taking flight. The Black & Gold Brut was created in honor of celebrating the best of times with our Theta sisters.
We introduce to you “Black & Gold”. This premium sparkling wine – 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 follows through to a creamy mid-palate accompanied with highlights of lime and wet minerality and a lingering vibrant finish
Club Format and Cost
Support Kappa Alpha Theta
Giving back to Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Alpha Theta created a space for women in higher education to support each other through sisterhood over 150 years ago. With each shipment, members of the 1870 Club can celebrate and support Theta for another 150 years.
Hear about Kappa Alpha Theta
Each bottle of Black & Gold Napa Valley allows the opportunity to reflect on the rich history of Kappa Alpha Theta while supporting her future.
Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity President
We are proud to offer alumnae Black & Gold Napa Valley. Membership in the 1870 Wine Club is the perfect way to show your Theta pride and enjoy time with sisters.
Director of Alumnae Engagement
I am so honored to make these wines for the Kappa Alpha Theta sisterhood and cannot wait for you to share them with your sisters, family and friends!
Proprietor & CEO, Fairwinds Estate Winery and Black & Gold Napa Valley
Experience the benefits and lifestyle!
Two shipments of six bottles per year (minimum to retain club seniority)
Wine received in a keepsake vintage fire-branded wooden crate
Exclusive access to limited releases and library wines
Exclusive access to the gift website to gift wines and merchandise to friends and family
Free wine tasting experiences for you and guests at Fairwinds in Napa Valley
Special access to Kappa Alpha Theta only events and parties
Your name honored on the Kappa Alpha Theta The 1870 Club Founder Member Memorial at the winery
20% of wine sales financially supports Kappa Alpha Theta
Fairwinds Estate wines offered at 15% off