The artistic beauty of a high-quality glass of wine is never overlooked, underestimated, or underappreciated at Hertelendy Vineyards. Owner and founder Ralph Hertelendy is dedicated to more than just grapes—his expertise and attention to detail take his business farther than most in the wine industry, and with good reason.
At Hertelendy Vineyards, every decision is meticulously taken into consideration in the production process—beginning with the soil the grapes are planted on. Located in Napa Valley, the vineyard is poised to take advantage of the idyllic natural elements the region has to offer. Hertelendy’s vitis vinifera stems come from the soils of the Vaca Mountain range, well known for its volcanic ash and granite-like subsoil which give rise to the distinct taste of the red wines. As for whites, the clean pristine taste of Hertelendy’s Chardonnay is credited to the deep clay soil of the neighboring Russian River Valley.
Ralph’s extensive knowledge of wine-making has given Hertelendy Vineyards the coveted rating of 99 points from some of the world’s most influential critics. Yet wine quality is only a fraction of what it means to truly thrive within the wine industry. All too aware of this, Hertelendy has navigated wine culture in a way that brings a new definition to the term ‘wine club.’ Through tiered memberships and access to private vintages, Hertelendy elevates the standards surrounding wine culture.
Patrons start on the path of becoming members as they accumulate points through wine purchases. Under the Lux loyalty program, wine lovers are granted access to specific benefits of club members. By opening this window of opportunity, Hertelendy offers a sip of the rewards that a membership with Hertelendy can provide.
The next level up is the Classic club membership. For a Classic member, Hertelendy offers the best that the spring and winter seasons have to offer in six bottles, twice a year. With limited quantities of production wine, the Classic membership is the ideal gateway into the world of Hertelendy Vineyards. Geared with invitations to insider events like the annual harvest party, preferred pricings, and complimentary wine tastings, the Classic member is granted access to nearly all Hertelendy has to offer.
Elite club membership takes the Hertelendy experience to the next—and highest—level. In addition to all the benefits of the Classic members, plus twice the amount of wine, patrons of the Elite membership are invited to a new approach to wine: access to exclusive wines, crafted in small, limited batches. Elite members are welcome to indulge in Hertelendy’s library of vintage and large format wines that are otherwise only available at charity auctions. Elite members will feel as if they have their fingers on the pulse of the wine industry.
Highlighting the importance of exclusivity, club membership is just one of the various ways Hertelendy strives for refinement and elegance to keep customers satisfied. As the wine market continues to boom with new wineries popping up seemingly every day, Hertelendy wine is like a diamond patiently developed over time. With a rich wine-making history going back as far as the eighteenth century, the name Hertelendy is filled with tradition and prestige. Taking generations of wine production into the modern world has both innovated Hertelendy’s craft today and preserved the values and practices on which the name is built.
Ralph Hertelendy has made it his mission to craft the best fine wine, continuing the legacy of his great uncle Gábor Hertelendy. Over time, the name Hertelendy has come to represent the highest level of quality within the wine industry.