Second Line Wines

Making great wines in Napa has been a long-time dream of ours and now it is finally realized in Second Line Wines. We make Napa wines with a New Orleans spirit.

So what is a Second Line? Simply put, in a New Orleans street parade, whether it be for the occasion of a funeral or a celebration, the group leading the parade and the brass band that accompanies them are considered the parade’s “Main Line.” The large group of revelers and onlookers who invariably follow along behind, enjoying the music and the social scene, are the “Second Line.” Handkerchiefs and parasols are waving in the air. A brass band is blaring out classic New Orleans tunes, and people in colorful suits are waving feathered fans and dancing. The entire neighborhood is standing on porches, cheering along the foot parade, joining in and singing along as the stream of people weaves up and down the side streets.

We chose this name to honor the culture, history, and traditions of the city we love. We hope that you will enjoy the fruits of our labors.

Chris Agan & Patrice “TC” Whelan
Winemaker and Owners

Second Line Wines is owned and operated by Chris Agan and Patrice “TC” Whelan who have been longtime partners and lovers of the Napa Valley and the wines produced here. They also share a love for the city of New Orleans so chose the brand name Second Line Wines to honor the Crescent City.

  After completing careers in the US Navy and Aerospace business, Chris retired, and he and TC moved to Napa to start a new life in the wine business.  After completing a certificate program in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and a harvest internship at Joseph Phelps, Chris started making Second Line Wines in 2017 with only a few barrels while working for Mike Hirby at Relic Cellars.  With TC’s help and guidance on the compliance and marketing side along with her excellent palate for blending, they have steadily grown Second Line Wines into an 800 case per year boutique winery.

 They share a passion for many different types of wine, from Spanish to Rhône blends, to Bordeaux varietals, and craft a number of small lot wines in these styles.






Mid-Atlantic Sales Lead

Leslie is a long-time friend who brings a strong business background and passion for wine to the Second Line team as our Sales Lead for the DC-VA-MD area.  If you are interested in adding Second Line Wines to your retail shop or restaurant list please contact Leslie at [email protected]





Belly Rubs Lead

Penny is the latest addition to the team and would love to let you rub her belly





Dora | Heavenly Vineyard Consultant
Dexter | Rainbow Bridge Guardian

Dora and Dexter have now passed over the rainbow bridge, but we know they are still watching out for us and the success of our winery from the great beyond.