Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association

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Baldacci Family Vineyards

Baldacci Family Vineyards invites all V2V guests to join us at our family's Red Barn at our Stags Leap District property. We are celebrating our family's commitment to land stewardship, both past and present, with a two vintage (2010 and 2014) tasting of our 100% Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon from our Stags Leap estate vineyard. Private Chef, Pete Coleman, will be tempting you with specially paired bites of locally raised pork and lamb, all prepared to reflect culinary expressions from the past, and present. Our family looks forward to hosting you on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chimney Rock Winery

Chimney Rock Winery is excited to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the "Vineyard to Vintner" Food and Wine Weekend by inviting you to experience our "Roaring Twenties" themed Open House. Take in beautiful vistas of our estate vineyards and the majestic Palisades in our lovely courtyard and enjoy a day filled with delectable bites (designed by CreativePalateWorks) and fine wines poured by the winemaking team of Elizabeth Vianna and Laura Orozco. Guided tours of the estate production facilities will be proudly shared on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

V2V Pass Holders are also welcome to join us for a complimentary tasting at our tasting counter on Sunday. (We request that parties larger than 6 in size contact us in advance to make a reservation.)

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Join us as we debut our latest rock block Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Moon Fantasy. Sourced from our Dear Mr. Fantasy and Dark Side of the Moon vineyard blocks, named after the famed Traffic and Pink Floyd songs respectively, this sultry stunner boasts all the complexity and depth for which the Stags Leap District is known. V2V passholders will be greeted with a splash of sister winery FEL's refreshing white wine, and then treated to scrumptious seasonal hors d'oeuvres and wood-fired pizzas, served alongside Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, and a special library vintage of our flagship wine, Poetry. Guests will be invited to check out the current art exhibition in our Backstage Lounge. Live music provided by solo guitarist Alec Furhman. Join us on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for a memorable day of delicious food, music and some exceptional examples of Stags Leap District wines.

Clos Du Val

Clos Du Val is thrilled to be participating in this very special weekend and welcoming guests into our home estate where we have been making wines for more than four decades. Today, we are not only dedicated to making consistent, extraordinary wines, but even more importantly, sharing them with our family and friends of Clos Du Val.

Please join us on Saturday morning between 10:00 a.m. and noon and start the weekend out sweetly. As a nod to our founding heritage, the team from the French Corner will be cooking up crepes to order in our beloved Olive Grove. Director of Operations, Jon-Mark Chappellet and Assistant Winemaker, Mabel Ojeda will also join in to share some coveted wines from our library as well as our current releases which critics have deemed some of the best in Clos Du Val's 46-year history. We look forward to seeing you soon and sharing this spectacular morning with you.

Ilsley Vineyards

Ilsley Vineyards is a small, limited production family winery rooted in Napa tradition. 65 years ago, our grandparents settled in the Stags Leap District, providing grapes to the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley. In 2000, we started offering small production, vineyard select wines under the Ilsley label honoring our family and continuing the farming tradition. Once a year, we open our doors to welcome Vineyard to Vintner guests.

Join our family, and enjoy Ilsley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Seis Primas and perhaps a little surprise. Chef Ron Stainer will again create a savory slider to pair with our wines and the unique Seis Primas cookies.

The Ilsley family will be welcoming guests on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are closed on Sunday so please come by and join us on Saturday!

Lindstrom Wines

Please join vintners Carol and Greg Lindstrom for a unique tasting opportunity at Lindstrom Wines, which is open to the public only once a year for the Saturday V2V event. Their family will be there to welcome you to their stunning vineyard and tasting venue overlooking the Stags Leap Palisades. Taste the limited production Lindstrom Estate Cabernet crafted by Celia Welch paired with gourmet paella by Gerard's Paella. They will also be pouring their Nicali blend along with Dutton Ranch Pinots. They are located on Silverado Trail behind the Odette Winery. They look forward to sharing our home and wines with you.

Malk Family Vineyards

As the smallest producer of wine in the Stags Leap District, we open our home only once a year; and it's for this special occasion: our District's annual Vineyard to Vintner weekend event.

On Saturday, April 28th, Nancy and I (Brian), welcome you to our home on Silverado Trail. This is a special day for us, where we greet friends and customers, and, hopefully, make new devotees of our wine, after they sample our vintages. This is the perfect opportunity to taste our well-received 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, premier Pinot Noir, and our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.

Our highly acclaimed winemaker, Robbie Meyer, will be on hand, in the afternoon, to answer your questions. Several Malk family members will also be there to welcome you. Savor our wines on the deck below the majestic Stags Leap Palisades, overlooking the pastoral view of the manicured vineyards, while enjoying a traditional South African-style barbecue, accompanied by cave-aged cheeses and fresh berries.

Make sure you visit us on Saturday, April 28th, since we will NOT be open on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you soon and having you taste our hand-crafted wines.

Odette Estate Winery

Odette Estate invites Vineyard to Vintner guests to the newest winery in the Stags Leap District. Join us for a leisurely afternoon of luxury as you taste the next great release of our critically acclaimed Estate Cabernet Sauvignon paired with bites. Take in the beauty and understated elegance of our private Estate Lounge where you will be introduced to both our Odette Estate and Adaptation wines carefully crafted by winemaker Jeff Owens. Guided tours of our new state-of-the-art winery will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., meet and mingle with our winemaker, Jeff Owens, who will be conducting tours and answering questions on how he approaches his craft.

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Please join Winemaker Michael Beaulac and Assistant Winemaker Mike Conversano in Cellar 47 as we celebrate our 40th anniversary in Stags Leap District. Listen to live music while enjoying our intimate lounge space. Winery Chef Susan Lassalette will prepare delicious bites artfully paired with some of our most exclusive wines, including the highly acclaimed 2014 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Visitors will also enjoy a sneak peek of our 2016 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, pulled straight from the barrel. On Sunday, we also welcome visitors with V2V passes to enjoy complimentary tastings.

Quixote Winery

Quixote Winery is honored to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Vineyard to Vintner Food & Wine Weekend. Join us at the winery at the very base of the majestic cliffs of Stags Leap, to lavish in Quixote wines and gracious hospitality with our entire winery team!

Be greeted upon arrival with a chilled glass of our Rosé of Petite Sirah, an acoustic guitar serenade and a warm welcome. Advance at your own pace to various tasting venues in and around the winery where we will pour a 3-year vertical of our 2012 (magnums), 2013 and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from our Estate Vineyard. Then join our winemaking team in our Barrel Chai for a taste of our current vintage Petite Sirah, as well as a barrel tasting of 2017 Petite Sirah. Along this enjoyable path, our wines will be paired with sumptuous culinary bites.

Quixote Winery has been called "whimsical" and "eccentric." To those who have experienced Quixote's architecture and breathtaking surroundings in the golden hillsides of the Stags Leap District appellation, the property is a world all its own. Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Viennese painter, architect and philosopher was commissioned in 1989 to craft our remarkable winery. Believing the wine world had transformed a beverage of pleasure into an absurdly serious pursuit, Hundertwasser was the ideal artist to design a winery to combat these notions.

We look forward to hosting all our friends and guests of Vineyard to Vintners 2018!

Regusci Winery

Due to Sunday Lunch festivities, we are not able to host guests for a Saturday Open House experience. Winery principals will be co-hosting dinner on Friday at Chimney Rock Winery and be in full force at the property on Sunday. We hope to mingle and meet you there.

Shafer Vineyards

Shafer extends a warm welcome to this special celebration of Stags Leap District, our home since 1973. John Shafer, who led the effort with our neighbors to establish the District (a four-year process from 1985 through 1989) will be on hand throughout the day to greet you along with winery president Doug Shafer and winemaker Elias Fernandez. This year we'll uncork two of our Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignons, the 2015 One Point Five, which is a newly released wine, and 2009 Hillside Select, which we will pull from our library especially for V2V guests. Our friend Chef Visconte will prepare delicious hors d'oeuvres to accompany the wines. Our wines available for sale will be 2016 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, 2015 TD-9 and 2015 One Point Five. Our other wines are sold out; likewise because of the extremely limited amount of 2009 Hillside Select in our library, it will not be available for purchase. Our event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Silverado Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards is excited to participate in the 2018 Vineyard to Vintner Open Houses. Spend your afternoon on the Silverado Vineyards Fountain Terrace, overlooking the majestic Stags Leap pinnacles.

Our Fountain Terrace will have plentiful seating with umbrellas. Enjoy lawn games or just sit back and listen to the vinyl sounds of DJ Mateo.

Guests will have the opportunity to try a collection of current and older vintage appellation wines as well as limited release SLD Cabernets. In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month, the Grilled Cheese Guy Food Truck will be on onsite preparing a selection of their award winning small bites and sandwiches.

We will also be offering a limited number of spaces for a Barrel Tasting Experience featuring our Flagship wine SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon, with Winemaker Jon Emmerich at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Each time slot is limited to ten people and advance reservations are required for this experience. To reserve space, please email or call 707.259.6644.

We will also extend a complimentary tasting in our Visitor Center tasting room for V2V pass-holders on Sunday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

We look forward to welcoming V2V guests to the new North Patio of our FAY Outlook & Visitor Center for a celebration of 25 Years of FAY Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The FAY vineyard is where the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars story began. Established by pioneering grape grower Nathan Fay in 1961, it was the first planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in what is now the Stags Leap District. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars made its first vintage of a single vineyard FAY Cabernet Sauvignon in 1990.

Join us to be among an exclusive group to experience this beautiful, private part of the estate with sweeping views of FAY Vineyard and to taste a library vintage of FAY Cabernet Sauvignon.

While our Open House runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, we will have gourmet bites paired to our wines and a guitarist from 12 noon to 3 p.m. We look forward to celebrating the 25 Years of FAY milestone with you.

We will also extend a complimentary tasting in our Visitor Center tasting room for V2V pass-holders on Sunday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Upon arrival on property, follow the signs to park at the FAY Outlook & Visitor Center.

Stags' Leap Winery

Stags' Leap Winery invites you to celebrate Vineyard to Vintner at one of the most historic wine estates within the Stags Leap District. Winemaker Christophe Paubert will be on hand throughout the day pouring his newest releases as well as exclusive library and large format selections hand selected from the winery cellar. Typically limited to the public, the historic Manor House porch will be yours for the afternoon to enjoy delicious bites alongside these exceptional wines. Special V2V pricing will be extended to guests. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

Steltzner Vineyards

Discover this special spot located off the Silverado Trail tucked at the base of the Stags Leap District Palisades, rarely open to the public. Meet Richard Steltzner, a founding member of the appellation, and take in the gorgeous views of the Stags Leap Palisades, Mt St. Helena to the north and Napa Valley to the South. Second generation vintner Allison Steltzner, and winemakers Bob Pepi and Mike Smith will be on hand, offering an exceptional lineup of wines. Taste our newly released 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Sangiovese, and 2015 Malbec. In addition we will be tasting a sneak peak of our newest Stags Leap District project – our inaugural release of 2015 Bench Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sit beneath our 200 year old oak tree, take in beautiful vineyard views and taste delicious bites prepared by Chef Gio from FoodShed in Napa.

We look forward to welcoming you to our families’ special spot in Stags Leap District from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Taylor Family Vineyards

We are excited to invite old and new friends to our family home for Vineyard to Vintner. We look forward to mingling with guests on our family deck and in our "Treehouse" overlooking our vineyard and the Stags Leap Palisades! Come share a part of your day with us and enjoy our wines carefully paired with our favorite hors d'oeuvres, like our "grown up" grilled cheese sandwich bites, ceviche, blue cheese and steak crostini, and many more. We will be pouring our Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Chardonnay, and several Cabernet Sauvignons, including a Stags Leap District Cabernet from our library. We look forward to seeing you!

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