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Red Door Wine Club
Club Membership Financially Supports Sigma Phi Epsilon
When you join the Red Door Wine Club not only are you celebrating the meaningful experiences of life, you’re supporting the transformative SigEp experience of current undergraduate brothers. Now more than ever, our undergraduates need your support. Proceeds will go to the SigEp Educational Foundation which provides life-changing programs for our young men.
SigEps who join the Red Door Wine Club will receive two shipments per year (six bottles each) of handcrafted Napa Valley wines made for the Fraternity’s alumni, family, and friends. There is no long term commitment. For additional questions, check out our FAQ page or contact us.
Fall 2021 Wines
INTRODUCING THE FALL 2021 VARIETALS AND LABELS!
A symbol of welcome and brotherly love, the Red Door is a legacy that’s nearly a century old in our Fraternity. In the 1920s, members of our New York Alpha chapter at Syracuse University painted the front door of their chapter house the Fraternity’s signature color. This tradition quickly spread throughout the country, with each chapter home now having a red door. The Red Door signifies that — wherever you find it — you are home and welcome to walk through and share the brotherhood of Sigma Phi Epsilon. This bottle brings the Red Door to your home.
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.
1901 marks the beginning. Since our founding, more than 345,000 men have been shaped through the Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love learned through their commitment to Sigma Phi Epsilon. And just as “the twelve” created a lasting legacy in 1901, each brother since has promised to leave his mark on the world through “any worthy endeavor.”
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.
1901 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.
Humble beginnings laid the groundwork for our historic future. In an unheated, unfurnished room in the tower of Ryland Hall at Richmond College, our first brothers charted the path for what would become Sigma Phi Epsilon. In the small space — just over 100 square feet — they papered the walls in purple and red, lined them with benches, built a speaker’s rostrum, and set out to devise just how “this Fraternity will be different.”
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
By joining the Club, you are supporting scholarships and leadership opportunities for SigEp undergraduates, developing our balanced leaders for the world’s communities.
Now more than ever, our undergraduates need your support. Proceeds will go to the SigEp Educational Foundation which provides life-changing programs for our young men.
Hear About Red Door
Each bottle of wine tells a SigEp story — of our history, our founders, our firsts — and the brotherhood we’ve all found inside the red doors of Sigma Phi Epsilon. I hope you’ll consider joining the Red Door Wine Club to enjoy some amazing wine, support SigEp’s undergraduates and celebrate the brotherhood we all hold dear.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
I love SigEp, and I love sharing a great bottle of wine with fraternity brothers, friends and family. Joining the Red Door Wine Club was a no brainer — you get great wine to share, and 20% goes to help the undergraduate experience.
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
“I am so honored to make these wines for the SigEp brotherhood and cannot wait to share them with you.”
Fairwinds Estate Winery & Red Door Napa Valley
Experience the benefits and lifestyle!
Two shipments of six bottles per year (minimum to retain club seniority)
Wine received in a keepsake vintage fire-branded wooden crate
Access to limited releases and library wines
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, SigEp’s partner that helped bring you the Red Door Wine Club
Special access to SigEp only events
Your name honored on the SigEp Red Door Wine Club Founder Member Memorial at the winery
Membership financially supports the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
Fairwinds Estate wines offered at 10% off