The Biale family has been growing Zinfandel in Napa since the 1930s, and as the story goes, Aldo Biale sold bottles of homemade Zinfandel known as “Black Chicken” over his party line phone. Over the years, we have created a loyal following of Black Chicken Society Members who receive a bottle of Black Chicken Zinfandel in every shipment as well as a selection of our single-vineyard Zinfandels, Petite Sirahs, and Proprietary Red Wines. We look forward to having you join the flock! Because of our devoted members, the winery can continue our mission of preserving these historic Zinfandel vines and carrying on with the family legacy.

Membership benefits

  • Complimentary Valley Vista Experience for up to 4 guests (4 times a year) with a prior reservation.
  • 10% savings on most current release Biale wines.
  • Exclusivity! Enjoy access to our limited vineyard-designate Zinfandels and small production wines, such as Nonna’s Sangiovese,
    Barbera, Valsecchi Vineyard Zinfandel, Extended Barrel Aged Petite Sirah, and Falleri Vineyard Zinfandel.
  • Anniversary and referral rewards!
  • Flat rate shipping for Black Chicken Society Levels 1 & 2 club shipments.
  • Special lodging rates in Napa Valley with our select hotel partners! Please inquire about our current hotel partnership list and offers.
  • Book an exclusive virtual tasting with an experienced Biale representative at your home, club, or office. Call for availability!
  • Attend member-only events, and receive special pricing on select events.
  • Members who exceed $1,000 annually in wine purchases are automatically enrolled in our Aldo’s GEMS program, a multi-winery referral network that gives you enhanced benefits to other family-owned Napa and Sonoma wineries

Tenure Benefits

  • Custom Club members receive complimentary shipping on case orders after 2 years of membership
  • Complimentary ground shipping on case orders after 2 years of membership


Members receive 4 bottles per shipment, 4 times a year. 


Members receive 8 bottles per shipment, 4 times a year.


Members receive 12 bottles per shipment, 4 times a year.


Members receive (2) 12-bottle cases per year. Members have 3 weeks to select their desired wines through their online account or with a Biale associate. If members do not select their wines by the order deadline specified in our biannual allocation emails (sent in the Spring & Fall), Robert Biale Vineyards will automatically send a preselected, mixed case.

* Shipments are delivered 2 times per year: Once in March and once in September.

* Please Note: New Black Chicken Society Level 1 and Custom Club Members must receive our most recent club allocation or a customized order of 4+ bottles to “activate” their membership before receiving benefits.




Aldo’s GEMS are Biale customers who exceed $1000 in yearly wine purchases. The program is designed to provide you with more frequent Biale information and assure you the opportunity to secure your favorite Biale wines – most of which sell out quickly and are sold exclusively at our winery. An additional benefit of reaching Aldo’s GEMs status is that you are also automatically enrolled in the program –
a multi-winery referral network.

*The Black Chicken Society is an automatic renewal membership that will continue until the member cancels.
A member may cancel by contacting Robert Biale Vineyards directly at 
(707) 257-7555 or emailing wineclub@biale.com.