INTRODUCING OUR INAUGURAL FALL 2022 COLLECTION!
Barnard’s class of 1898 included four particularly amazing women who were destined to leave a great legacy on both their college and on a new fraternity. Stella George Stern Perry, Jessie Wallace Hughan, Helen St. Clair Mullan and Elizabeth Heywood Wyman were four firm friends determined that their friendship should last a lifetime. “The Four” is the first in the series of wine offerings that pay homage to each of our founding members and the uniquely individual impact they left on the Fraternity.
We introduce you to The Four. 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.
AOII was founded by four courageous, ambitious women: Stella, Helen, Elizabeth and Jessie. On December 23, 1896, on a wintery afternoon, the four climbed the stairs in a small gallery of the old Columbia College Library which led to an old and seldom used room. Seated on broad window seats and with sunlight streaming gently through the windows, and snow lightly drifting outside, the four pledged each other. Just a few days later on January 2, 1897, Alpha Omicron Pi was officially organized.
We introduce you to Winter’s Drift. Hailing from the cool and foggy climate for the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, this beautiful medium-bodied wine was grown slowly to build intense flavors over time. This wine was aged in French oak and displays a beautiful balance of fruit, oak and liveliness on the palate and exhibits lush mango and toasted almond. Balanced fruit with tarte acidity makes this wine a classic example of Premium Russian River Chardonnay.
Stella George Stern Perry, Jessie Wallace Hughan, Helen St. Clair Mullan and Elizabeth Heywood Wyman were four friends determined that their friendship should last a lifetime. On January 2, 1897, those four women founded Alpha Omicron Pi, having no idea the lasting impact this organization would have for years to come. After 125 years, AOII members celebrate our Founders for their vision, continue to forge lifelong friendships, and Inspire Ambition in all that they do!
We introduce you to 1897 Reserve. 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.
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