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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.

Time Posted: Nov 10, 2021 at 1:57 PM Permalink to New Wines Coming This November! Permalink
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

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