"Ultimately, of course, it is human intervention that turns a landscape into a vinescape. Selection of plant material, methods of cultivation and, perhaps most important, timing of the harvest have everything to do with how the land is expressed in wines."
—Rod Smith, Unlocking the Secrets of Terroir
Los Angeles Times
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Founded in 1970, the winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famous 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the "Judgment of Paris." Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' three estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons — CASK 23, S.L.V. and FAY — are among the most highly regarded and collected Cabernet Sauvignons worldwide. The wines are crafted to express classic elegance, structure and ageability and to reflect the place in which they are grown.
"We strive to find that delicate balance between ripeness and restraint, softness and structure, and a completeness that defines a wine of exceptional beauty and long life."
— Nicki Pruss, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Winemaker
5766 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
Open daily 10:00 am - 4:30 pm excluding major holidays. Our last tastings begin at 4:15 pm. Tastings do not require reservations. Groups of 5 or more require an advance appointment.