The majesty of Stags Leap Winery astonishes many first-time visitors. Located on the east side of the Napa Valley, the 240-acre estate rests in its own intimate valley, graced with natural beauty, historic buildings, gardens, and a legendary reputation for elegant wines that express their unique terroir.
But through the centuries marked by changes in family owners and fashions, one thing has remained constant: the land that grows Stags Leap’s superlative wines. The soils in this “valley within a valley” are diverse, yet mainly fall under two categories: volcanic, and gravely clay loam. Both soil types are coarse and retain little water, yielding intense fruit and rich wines that show remarkable finesse and intensity.
Winemaker and General Manager Christophe Paubert applies the winemaking philosophy he learned in his native France—to showcase the fruit and not the winemaker’s hand—but he applies a technical understanding of the process. “I believe that wine should express the uniqueness of the land,” Christophe says, “and Stags Leap wines have always showcased one of the most distinctive regions in the Napa Valley.”
Advanced appointments are necessary for those wishing to visit Stags Leap, but those who make them are well rewarded. They can take the Historical Tour and Tasting through the property, or linger at the Manor House for a tasting. Either way, visitors experience the utter enchantment of Stags Leap Winery and its celebrated wines.
WHAT TO BUY:
Stags Leap Winery
6150 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
SPECIAL NOTES: Private tasting and tours by appointment, picnic grounds, scenic view, wine club discounts, wine club events.
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