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.
Fall 2021 Wines
Introducing the fall 2021 varietals and labels!
Loyally, the special valediction shared between members, speaks to the lifelong bonds created by Theta. This one simple word exemplifies our commitment to stand by each other through all of life’s triumphs and challenges.
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.
On every Theta badge since 1870, the Twin Stars have shined. Over 250,000 members have since worn the Theta badge understanding the special meaning of the Twin Stars. The badge fastened above our hearts reminds us of the connection we share through ritual and sisterhood with members today, tomorrow, and from decades past.
Our Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County experiences a lengthy and cool growing season that is similar to the climate of the Burgundy region of east-central France. Unlike Burgundy, our Pinot Noir experiences dense fog that rolls in off the Pacific Ocean; this fog contributes to the ideal climate for Pinot Noir, offering just enough moisture to be beneficial without lingering too long.
Twin Stars 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.
Outlined in that beautiful Theta gold, the kite is one of the most recognizable symbols of our beloved sisterhood. Golden Kite’s addition to the Black & Gold Napa Valley family highlights the beauty of our fraternity symbol with a simple yet elegant label.
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.
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 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
Membership financially supports Kappa Alpha Theta
Fairwinds Estate wines offered at 10% off