Fall Shipment Countdown!
Tower Club Membership Financially Supports ATO!
Our alumni have the unique opportunity to support Alpha Tau Omega’s undergraduate scholarships and leadership programs. ATOs who join the Tower Club will receive two shipments (six bottles each) per year of handcrafted Napa Valley wines made exclusively for the brotherhood. For additional questions, check out our FAQ page or contact us.
Fall 2021 Wines
Introducing the Fall 2021 varietals and labels!
The Creed of Alpha Tau Omega describes what it takes to foster a strong brotherhood. “To know no North, no South, no East, no West, but to know man as man…” is foundational to the Fraternity. Glazebrook, Marshall and Ross believed a bitterly divided nation could be reunited in peace by striving to engage one another through unconditional love. Wine is emblematic throughout the life of Jesus who is the Prince of Peace as a reminder of the example of unconditional love.
Our flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic representation of the appellation’s preeminent varietal. Notes of of black cherry, blackberry and plum are complemented by hits of toasted oak, dried currant and baking spice. Fine-grained tannins and ample brightness on the palate give way to a polished mouthfeel and exceptionally long finish.
The Virginia Military Institute holds deep meaning for the Fraternity. The Founders and their immediate successors all shared life touchpoints from VMI and Lexington. Not far from Lexington is Otis Allen Glazebrook’s boyhood home at 114 East Clay Street in Richmond. Marhall and Ross joined Glazebrook there on September 11, 1865 to sign the founding charter of the Fraternity.
Our Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County experiences a lengthy and cool growing season that is similar to the climate of the Burgundy region of east-central France. Unlike Burgundy, our Pinot Noir experiences dense fog that rolls in off the Pacific Ocean; this fog contributes to the ideal climate for Pinot Noir, offering just enough moisture to be beneficial without lingering too long.
Lexington has aromas of cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and brown sugar with notes of baking spices. On the palate, the wine opens with bright, fruit flavors of strawberries, leading to a round mouthfeel on the mid-palate and soft, velvety tannins on a long, elegant finish.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Alpha Tau Omega, founded at VMI in September 1865; Kappa Alpha Order founded at Washington & Lee in December 1865; and Sigma Nu, founded at VMI in January 1869 are the three cords of the Lexington Triad. Throughout their history ATO, KA and Sigma Nu have cultivated the special relationship to the benefit of their interfraternal brothers and fellow fraternities. The Lexington Triad contributes a rich and enduring story-line to the American fraternity movement.
This elegant white wine blend is alluring and complex, with a sensuous offering of tropical fruits, white flowers and subtle spice. The nose is like a bouquet of flowers and jumps from the glass with ripe lemon, white peach and orange blossom followed by notes of toast and white pepper. On the tongue, lemon bursts forward with pineapple and other tropical fruit, with undertones of vanilla. The finish is bright and zingy and mellows with vanilla and subtle spices in its length.
Club Format and Cost
When you join the Tower Club, proceeds are supporting Alpha Tau Omega and our undergraduate brothers!
With every shipment, members of the Tower Club support scholarship and the educational initiatives of Alpha Tau Omega to help develop our future leaders that will make the ATO brotherhood proud.
Apply to join the Tower Club and support Alpha Tau Omega while enjoying world-class wines from Napa Valley.
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“Alpha Tau Omega is so rich in history and tradition. Our new wine brand celebrates this legacy and the bonds of our brotherhood. Join the Tower Club and support our future ATO leaders.”
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
“I am so honored to make these wines for the ATO brotherhood and cannot wait to share them with you.”
Fairwinds Estate Winery & Tower Napa Valley
Experience the benefits and lifestyle!
Two shipments of six bottles per year (minimum to retain Tower Club seniority)
Wines received in a keepsake vintage fire-branded wooden crate
Exclusive access to limited releases and library wines
Exclusive access to the gift website to gift wines and merchandise to friends and family
Free wine tasting experiences for you and guests at Fairwinds in Napa Valley
Special access to ATO only events and parties
Your name honored on the ATO Tower Club Founding Member Memorial at the winery
Membership financially supports Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Fairwinds Estate wines offered at 10% off