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Winemaker's Journal

Paula Harrell
April 1, 2022 | Paula Harrell

April 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Spring!

Spring is finally here! Now that the world has reopened, and the sun is shining - we are celebrating with the arrival of our beautiful new sparkling Broadway Avenue.

Buy 3 and Save.

Purchase 3 or more bottles of our Broadway Avenue Sparkling and save $15 - now through April 30th.

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Wine Club Pickup Party

Click here to RSVP for the April Vineaux Wine Club Pickup Party!
Saturday February 16 • 1-4 PM
Karibu Wine Lounge - Alameda, CA

Club Reminders

In an effort to continue to offer maximum benefit to our club members, we have a few updates of which you should take note!

  • is our dedicated email address to communicate with club members. Please add to your contacts to be sure you don’t miss anything important! You should also use this email address for any questions or updates related to your membership.
  • Updated Pickup Instructions:
    All pickup orders will now be picked up from Karibu. Pickups are available from the 5th day of the month as well as at the pickup party. Orders will be held for up 60 days following the party.
  • All wine club members are eligible to receive a signature P. Harrell Wines tote. Please bring your tote to Karibu to facilitate your pickup. If you still need a tote, please email us at with the subject: Tote.

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Time Posted: Apr 1, 2022 at 4:43 PM Permalink to April 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Spring! Permalink
Paula Harrell
March 22, 2022 | Paula Harrell

March 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Women’s History Month

This month - and every month - we celebrate women for their achievements, empowerment, uniqueness, and positive Visibility.


We are so proud to see our winemaker Paula J. Harrell featured in the Wine Direct post celebrating International Women’s Day! Paula is alongside women leading in the wine industry - The McBride Sisters, Kristina Barbee (Ad Astra Wine Bar and Market), & Riley Roddick (Hubba Wines).

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Spring Forward.

(With a little sparkle!) The wait is over - our Sparkling BROADWAY STREET is finally here! This sparkling wine is brioche and a hint of berry, with bright citrus in the aromas. The fine mousse brings along these notes in the mouth. And with the lingering finish of citrus, it begs for another taste. 85% Pinot Noir 15% Pinot Meunier.


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What are Paula & P. Harrell Wines up to this Month?

You never know where you might run into Paula or our P. Harrell Wines Ambassadors! Check out our calendar to keep up.

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Time Posted: Mar 22, 2022 at 2:21 PM Permalink to March 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Women’s History Month Permalink
Paula Harrell
November 10, 2021 | Paula Harrell

New Wines Coming This November!


All of my wines celebrate and honor my heritage, and this wine is named after the first home I ever knew on Revere Avenue in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, purchased shortly before I was born. It was a duplex, and the other unit was home to my maternal grandmother, great grandmother, and my aunt and uncle who all came to S.F. from Panama. Even after my parents, siblings, and I moved to the home celebrated by my Zinfandel (THREE FIFTEEN), Revere (as we all called it) was still a hub for family and friends - Panamanian Sunday dinners, impromptu get-togethers and home to others that needed a place to stay. For me, Revere is a symbol of our history, culture, connection, love, and support.

This varietal of French origin has become a welcome addition to the wine cellar. It has deep rich flavors and aromas of blueberries, blackberries , casis and a touch of vanilla. Those characteristics follow through to the palate, with hints of chocolate, pepper and spice. Strong soft tannins give this wine structure with nice acidity to bring balance.. This masculine wine is definitely one to be “Revered”!


Named in honor of my first elementary school, Convent of the Sacred Heart (located on Broadway Street in San Francisco). So much of who I am today is a reflection of my experiences at Convent. My second elementary school, St. Emydius, is where I transferred (along with who is still my best friend, from Convent) and made many friendships that have lasted a lifetime. I guess you could say Convent gave me my “sparkle” and St. Emydius turned that sparkle into the blaze that illuminated the path of my life.

This sparkling wine is brioche and a hint of berry, with bright citrus in the aromas. The fine mousse brings along these notes in the mouth. And with the lingering finish of citrus, it begs for another taste. 100% Pinot Noir.

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Paula Harrell
March 1, 2021 | Paula Harrell

February 2021 Newsletter


“Those who have no record of what their forebearers have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography & history”
Carter G. Woodson
December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950

The words of Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, distinguished Black author, editor, publisher, and historian still rings today. It is essential that we all understand that Black history began long before the transatlantic slave trade brought African ancestors to this land. Black Americans, descend from kings and queens and scholars and warriors. February is a time to remind everyone that we need to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans all year long and weave those stories permanently into the fabric of American history.


Time Posted: Mar 1, 2021 at 4:21 PM Permalink to February 2021 Newsletter Permalink
Paula Harrell
February 9, 2021 | Paula Harrell

January 2021 Newsletter

Martin Luther King, Jr.,
(January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)

Martin Luther King Jr's unparalleled contributions to racial justice have been revolutionary. Today MLK Day is a federal Holiday observed nationally where people fully participate in remembering and honoring everything King has accomplished. His values and historical place in American history are discussed and advocated, to educate communities and coming generations on the importance of equality and justice for all.
Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. This January 18, make the holiday more than just a day off and take time to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the globe.
In a normal year, a host of many special events and marches take place in honor of his legacy. Below is a list of links to virtual events and ways to be of service.


Time Posted: Feb 9, 2021 at 4:24 PM Permalink to January 2021 Newsletter Permalink
Paula Harrell
December 2, 2020 | Paula Harrell

November 2020 Newsletter

On this day, exactly 5 years ago, I launched MY baby, P. Harrell Wines. I remember it like it was yesterday; I was so thrilled that this passion I'd carried for almost 15 years, was finally turning into something I could share and grow! These years have been incredible, and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support over the years. We are excited for the next 5 years & all of the exciting plans that we have ahead of us!

We look forward to moving into 2021 with a fresh new look and feel to P. Harrell Wines as we move into a new phase of growth in our business, so stayed tuned! We appreciate all of you!


Time Posted: Dec 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM Permalink to November 2020 Newsletter Permalink
Paula Harrell
October 1, 2020 | Paula Harrell

October 2020 Newsletter

Voting is one of America's most cherished democratic liberties, and it has a long and storied history in American society. Voting is a human right and it is vital for eligible persons to exercise that right. With less than 2 weeks away from the 2020 Presidential election, it is imperative to exercise your right to vote.

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. Remember your voice. Lift it. Remember your purpose. When they go low, go high.

" Quote by~Valerie Coleman Morris
#vote #voteintegrity #votedecency #castyourvote #projectyourvote

Call or Text 1-866-OUR-VOTE with any questions, concerns or problems

Time Posted: Oct 1, 2020 at 11:48 AM Permalink to October 2020 Newsletter Permalink