Alpha Omega Toasts Return of Winemaker Henrik Poulsen
April 2, 2019
Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery in the legendary Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, today proudly welcomes Henrik Poulsen back to the winery as head winemaker. Poulsen, who spent seven years as Alpha Omega’s Assistant Winemaker working with Alpha Omega Winemaker Jean Hoefliger, steps into the lead position as Hoefliger shifts to consulting winemaker for all three brands in the Alpha Omega Collective.
Master Sommelier Bob Bath Partners with Alpha Omega Collective
November 28, 2018
The Alpha Omega Collective, the umbrella brand for Alpha Omega, Tolosa and Perinet wineries, proudly announces its partnership with Master Sommelier Bob Bath. Bath will serve as a consultant for all three wineries of Vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett, working with the direct-to-consumer, direct-to-trade and wholesale teams as well as other key departments.
Alpha Omega Collective Expands with Downtown Napa Tasting Room
October 26, 2018
The Alpha Omega Collective, the umbrella brand for Alpha Omega, Tolosa and Perinet wineries, proudly announces that it will open its first tasting room in a premier location of downtown Napa currently occupied by Capp Heritage. Terms of the lease agreement were not disclosed. Alpha Omega Collective, expected to open this winter at 1245 First Street, will feature wines from all three brands in the prime, corner building, which includes a spacious tasting room, lounge and outside seating.
Alien Lands at Alpha Omega
October 11, 2018
Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery in the legendary Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, proudly announces today that it has placed into operation an innovative, optical grape sorting robot called “Alien” for the 2018 harvest currently underway. Alpha Omega and Château Margaux in Bordeaux,France are the only two wineries in the world to have this patented, revolutionary machine, which utilizes highsorting precision with surgical-like interception to help efficiently ensure only the best berries advance to the winemaking process.
Alpha Omega Honors First Responders, Fire Victims and Napa Valley Community Foundation at Two Celebrations
July 30, 2018
Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery on the Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, hosted two lively Big Bottle Benefit BBQs to honor Napa Valley fire victims, first responders and the Napa Valley Community Foundation at its estate on July 27 and July 28, 2018. In January, the Alpha Omega Foundation donated $100,000 to wildfire relief, which it raised by selling $500-per-person seats to the two dinner parties after the North Bay Fires erupted in October and Alpha Omega Wine Club members and other supporters asked how they could help. The NVCF’s Disaster Relief Fund received $95,000 of the funds and $5,000 went to the Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department.
Lisa Porter Gilley Joins Alpha Omega as Director of Strategic Partnerships
July 24, 2018
Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery in the legendary Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, has announced the hiring of Lisa Porter Gilley as its Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this newly-created marketing position, Porter Gilley reports directly to Alpha Omega Vintner Michelle Baggett. As director, Porter Gilley will identify, develop and manage partnerships designed to introduce new luxury wine customers to the Baggetts’ three brands, Alpha Omega, Tolosa in Edna Valley and Perinet in Spain’s Priorat region, which make up their recently-formed Alpha Omega Collective.
Vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett Unveil Alpha Omega Collective
March 1, 2018
Vintner Robin Baggett, managing partner of Alpha Omega winery in Napa Valley and Tolosa winery in San Luis Obispo, and his vintner wife Michelle, today unveiled the Alpha Omega Collective, a new umbrella brand for those two enterprises and their Spanish winery, Perinet. This newly-formed group marks an exciting milestone for the Baggetts and strengthens the connection between all three brands while propelling future growth.
Alpha Omega Foundation Raises $100,000 for Wildfire Relief
January 30, 2018
The Alpha Omega Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alpha Omega winery in Napa Valley, announced today that it raised $100,000 for Napa Valley wildfire relief. Alpha Omega vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett, the foundation’s Executive Director, presented checks for 100% of those funds to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s (NVCF) Disaster Relief Fund and the Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department at the family-owned winery in Rutherford on Tuesday. NVCF President Terence Mulligan accepted a $95,000 check and Volunteer Chief Davie Piña received a $5,000 check for his fire department.
Rhett Gadke Joins Alpha Omega as Brand Strategist
December 21, 2017
Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery in the legendary Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, has announced the hiring of Rhett Gadke as its Brand Strategist. In this newly-created marketing position, Gadke reports directly to Alpha Omega vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett and leads the efforts to further enhance the 11-year-old luxury brand.
Alpha Omega Vintners Donate Lake Berryessa Ranch Easement to Permanently Protect Agriculture
December 14, 2017
One of the biggest agricultural conservation easements in Napa County was recently completed on the 4,461-acre Monticello Ranch on the east shore of Lake Berryessa, thus ensuring the future of open space and ranching traditions at the county’s largest lake. The ranch, owned by vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett of Alpha Omega winery in Rutherford and Pete Craig, whose family owns Rutherford’s Sacrashe Vineyard, has been permanently protected from development with an agreement known as an agricultural conservation easement.
Alpha Omega Pledges Donation to Hurricane Relief Efforts
October 5, 2017
Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery in the Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, today announced that it will donate 10% of its tasting room wine sales during the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open, taking place Oct. 5-8 at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, to hurricane relief efforts. Alpha Omega vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett’s humanitarian act was inspired by PGA Tour members Chesson Hadley and his wife, Amanda, and Scott Brown and his wife, Allison.
Robin Baggett Acquires Stake in Perinet Winery in Priorat
August 7, 2017
Robin Baggett, vintner of Alpha Omega winery in Napa Valley and sister winery Tolosa in San Luis Obispo, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a significant interest in Perinet, an estate vineyard and modern, architecturally-designed winery in the prestigious Priorat DOQ region of Spain. The purchase marks another innovative move for Baggett, a pioneer who proved to be ahead of his time when he founded Alpha Omega in 2006 on the direct-to-consumer and Tolosa on the direct-to-trade business models that have since become more common. Both Alpha Omega and Tolosa, which each sells 95% of their wine DTC and DTT, will sell Perinet in their tasting rooms.
Alpha Omega Surges Ahead with New Solar and Energy Storage Microgrid
October 19, 2016
Alpha Omega announced today that it has placed into operations a 400 kilowatt (kW) solar and 580 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery microgrid system that includes a first of its kind fully integrated solar and battery facility back-up power system. This groundbreaking microgrid system to date is the largest system for a Napa Valley winery and in all of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s service area.
Alpha Omega Vintners Jubilant Over $780K Contribution to Auction Napa Valley 2016
June 6, 2016
Alpha Omega vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett enthusiastically supported Auction Napa Valley 2016 as both donors and successful bidders to help bring in more than $780,000 to the world’s most celebrated charity wine event. The 36th edition of ANV, which took place June 2-5, 2016, raised $14.3 million for community health and children’s education nonprofits.
Alpha Omega Wins Best of Show at International Chardonnay Symposium 2016
May 19, 2016
Alpha Omega Reserve Chardonnay 2013 from Napa Valley won a coveted Best of Show platinum medal at the International Chardonnay Symposium 2016 held May 12-14, 2016 in the Edna Valley. The prestigious honor was announced at the annual La Paulée Dinner and Vintners Awards Ceremony on Friday at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard in San Luis Obispo.