Proud to share the pleasures of Stags Leap District, join us for exclusive tastings and events inside the appellation or as we visit a city near you!
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Back-Stage Open Houses
Baldacci Family Vineyards
The BBQ will be fired up and the band will be playing! Join us on the patio for BBQ, Beet and Fennel Salad and an amazing chocolate and cheese board for dessert. We will be pouring our 2009 Estate Cabernet along with a few surprises. Sit back and relax with a glass or swing your partner to the sounds of the Wasted Rangers! The Baldacci's and the rest of our team will be here to host you. Who knows, Tom and Brenda might even be in the cave with the wine thief so sneak on in. 11:00am-3:00pm.
On Sunday, visit our tasting room where V2V participants will enjoy complimentary tastings from 10:00-3:30.
Chimney Rock Winery/Terlato Family Vineyards
Join the winemakers of Chimney Rock and Terlato Family Vineyards for a special open house experience at Chimney Rock Winery between the hours of 11am and 4pm on Saturday. At Chimney Rock, Elizabeth Vianna creates a "symphony" of elegant red wines from our Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Enjoy special tours of our diverse vineyards, including some of our star "soloists"—single varietal vineyard designate wines such as "Tomahawk" and "Alpine." The 2012 vintage represents the 10th anniversary of ownership by the Terlato Family. Meet Doug Fletcher, Vice President of Winemaking for Terlato Family Vineyards, and learn about the legacy of this acclaimed wine family. Join us in our original barrel room for 2012 barrel samples, savory hors d'oeuvres bites, and musical entertainment.
On Sunday, April 28, V2V passholders may visit us at Chimney Rock's main tasting bar for a complimentary tasting.
Cliff Lede Vineyards
We look forward to welcoming you to Cliff Lede Vineyards, where V2V guests will be given exclusive access to the winery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. As in past years, our guests that day are the first to experience a pre-release taste of the latest rock block, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Landslide Fire. This wine is only available at the winery. We will also be featuring our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District and sold-out 2009 Poetry Stags Leap District. Enjoy tasty bites from Cindy Pawlcyn while mingling with Cliff Lede Vineyards President, Jack Bittner and Director of Winemaking and Viticulture, Remi Cohen and Winemaker, Chris Tynan.
Clos Du Val
Sit, sip and nibble like a champion at Clos Du Val's 4th annual 'Breakfast of Champions.'
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so leap out of bed and into the V2V festivities with the 'Breakfast of Champions', the early-bird open-house at Clos Du Val Winery. We know there's a lot to do and see, so we're opening up at 8:30 to ensure you are properly fueled for the day. The event will feature special wines pulled from our championship cellar paired with gourmet breakfast nibbles from 8:30-noon followed by light wine and cheese pairings the remainder of the day — so get there early for the best experience!
Join Blanca and Bob Hartwell for opulent, Bordeaux-inspired Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc releases at their estate winery atop the famed Wappo Hill. Take in the dramatic view of the Stags Leap District while savoring their current release wines along with a special library release of their 2004 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Back by popular demand are the famous Hartwell Family Tri-Tip sandwiches. Winemaker Benoit Touquette and resident sommeliers David Robbins and Austin Pitzer will once again be on hand to answer any of your wine and food questions. Enjoy!
Ilsley Vineyards is a small, limited production winery that is open once a year to welcome V2V guests. Join the Ilsley family as we share a sampling of several Ilsley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon vintages. While you are here, step into the vineyards with their winemaker, Heather Pyle, for a closer look at where these fine wines begin and what makes them so special. Chef Ron Stainer is working on an exciting new savory slider to pair with our latest fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon and our unique Seis Primas cookies. The Ilsley family will be welcoming guests on Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00. Please come by and join us!
Please join us for a unique tasting opportunity at Lindstrom Wines, rarely open to the public. Vintners Greg and Carol Lindstrom are delighted to welcome you to their stunning vineyard tasting venue overlooking the Stags Leap palisade. Taste the critically acclaimed, limited production Lindstrom Estate Cabernets along with gourmet paella by Gerard's Paella. Please note that we will not be open on Sunday. We look forward to sharing our wine with you!
Malk Family Vineyards
As the smallest producer of hand-crafted wine in the Stags Leap District, Vineyard to Vintner is the one time annually we open our home for wine tastings. And we are always excited to be part of this day. Nancy and I, together with our highly acclaimed winemaker Robbie Meyer, will be available to answer your questions regarding the our fine wine production while you savior the beauty of the manicured vineyards below. Several members of the Malk family will be pouring our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, which has been exceptionally well received. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to taste our yet-to-be-released 2012 Sauvignon Blanc.
Join us under the beautiful Palisades on our deck. Enjoy the magnificent views of the valley floor, while relishing the cool afternoon breezes. Relax with other wine enthusiasts, while enjoying vintage cheese, and fresh berries in season. As always, Tres Classiques will be offering a wide variety of their delicious and creative vinegars and infused olive oils. Make sure you visit us Saturday; we will not be open on Sunday, April 28th. Make sure you visit us Saturday as we will not be open on Sunday, April 28th.
Odette Estate Winery
Odette Estate invites you to celebrate the legendary terroir of Stags Leap District! Hosted by our winemaker, Jeff Owens, we invite guests to join us for an afternoon of delicious fare and even more delicious wines! As the newest addition to the neighborhood, we are excited to share with you exclusive barrel samplings from our first vintage of the highly anticipated Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Odette Estate looks to serve as a beacon for both the past and future greatness within the region, and we hope you'll join in our tribute!
Pine Ridge Vineyards
2013 marks our winery's 35th anniversary producing classic, award-winning wines in the Napa Valley. Help us celebrate by joining us Saturday from 11am-3pm to mingle with Pine Ridge Vineyards winemaker Michael Beaulac and V2V guests in our beautiful estate gardens while enjoying the 2009 Stags Leap District Cabernet, 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet and specially-selected library wines paired with small bites. In addition, on Saturday we invite you to enjoy a special tasting designed to explore what makes Stags Leap District unique.
At 11:30am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm we will offer complimentary seatings of our acclaimed 5x5 Tasting, an in-depth look at our Stags Leap District Cabernet alongside wines crafted from our estate vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford, Howell Mountain and Carneros. Savor five wines—a reflection of our estate vineyards across five of Napa Valley's renowned appellations—paired with five gourmet samplings designed by Winery Chef Janet Sheehan.
Please call 800.575.9777 or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your spot for this exclusive experience. For guests who would like to visit Sunday, we are offering complimentary tastings for V2V pass holders.
Regusci Ranch and Winery looks forward to welcoming Vineyard to Vintner guests for a day (11:00am to 3:00pm) of cuisine, classic Stags Leap District wines and warm hospitality. Regusci Ranch is one of the older properties in the district and includes a historic gravity flow winery building. Guests will enjoy food prepared by winery Chef Angel Perez, tasting the current release wines and sampling future wines directly from the barrel, all within the 1870's era winery. The Regusci family and Ranch staff look forward to welcoming guests and sharing the family's rich farming heritage within the Napa Valley.
Robinson Family Vineyards
Our family welcomes you to enjoy a memorable relaxing afternoon at Robinson Family Vineyards. Start off with our Robinson Family Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and a tour of our cellar, then a barrel sample of our 2011 vintage with Tom in the cave. After your barrel sample, you are invited to join our family up top at our outdoor kitchen, where we will be serving our famous homemade pizza straight out of the outdoor brick pizza oven accompanied with some of our library wines. What also goes fabulous with wine, but "yes" Jen's Chocolate Cupcakes that are drizzled with mouthwatering chocolate caramel wine sauce made fresh from our wine. Our family has enjoyed farming on our land since 1971 and would love to share our history with you. We will be open Sunday by appointment only (707 944-8004) following the Sangria event.
Shafer welcomes you to a tasting of two of their Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 One Point Five, which is a newly released wine, and 2004 Hillside Select, which we will pull from our library especially for V2V guests. Throughout the day John Shafer, Doug Shafer and Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez will be on hand to host the event.
V2V Wine & Cheese Celebration
Join Winemaker, Jon Emmerich and General Manager, Russ Weis, our hosts of a wine and cheese pairing planned by Napa's own cheese expert Janet Fletcher. Janet is the weekly cheese columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of two best-selling books on cheese: Cheese & Wine and The Cheese Course. Janet personally selected cheeses from local purveyors to accompany our 2002, 2006 and (unreleased) 2010 SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon, our flagship Stags Leap wine. This event will be held on the terrace with a beautiful view of our famed Stags Leap vineyard.
There are two seating times - 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Space is limited so please call (707) 259-6617 for more information.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Established in 1961, our FAY vineyard lies below the rocky promontory of the Stags Leap Palisades and was the first planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in what later became recognized as one of the world's great areas for Cabernet. FAY vineyard remains one of the great Napa Valley vineyards, producing fruit with an abundance of supple red and black berry character, voluptuous perfume and a luscious, fine-grained texture. When the various lots of FAY are blended and aged in French oak barrels, the resulting wine gives us the classic expression that is a hallmark of our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, "an iron fist in a velvet glove." We hope you will join us at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars to taste our current release of FAY Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a special selection of limited release from our wine library. Members of our winemaking team are looking forward to enjoying the afternoon with you.
On Sunday, visit our tasting room where V2V pass holders will enjoy a complimentary tasting from 10:00am - 3:30pm.
Stags' Leap Winery
V2V guests are invited to join us on the Manor House porch for an afternoon of leisure—enjoying the Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah and Cantinetta Tra Vigne Pizzas. Pizzas will be served from Noon to 2:30pm. However, we will open our first bottles of the newly released 2012 Viognier and Amparo Rosé at 11:00am. Special V2V pricing will be extend to guests and wine club members.
Established in 1893, Stags' Leap Winery is one of the oldest wine estates within the acclaimed Stags Leap district, continually producing wines expressive of its unique terroir. With an enduring wine making philosophy of minimal intervention, and by using the finest grapes from our own 85-acre vineyard and from quality-focused growers, Stags' Leap wines embody a natural balance, exhibiting both intensity and finesse.
Join Steltzner Vineyards where we began over 45 years ago beneath the Stags Leap District Palisades, for a V2V exclusive event. We have closed the tasting room and moved locations so we are out of the caves into the vineyards here in the Stags Leap District. Meander down the back roads and tucked between Malk Family and Robinson Family you will find Steltzner Vineyards Poolside. Overlooking our 30 acre Estate, taste our newest releases, meet our family and nibble some delicious steaks - cooked Argentinean style. Tasting will include a pre- release of our 2012 Suavignon Blanc, 2009 Sangiovese, and our 2009 Estate "Pool Block" Cabernet Sauvignon. Stroll the vineyards, peek in our garden and enjoy the view from 11:00am-4:00pm.
Taylor Family Vineyards
V2V is the one day a year Taylor Family Vineyards opens its gate to the public and invites V2V guests to mingle and sip under the oak trees, surrounded by three generations of the Taylor Family. Nibble our artisan-handcrafted confections while sampling our estate grown 2008 SLD Reserve Cabernet, plus a special library pouring of our Estate SLD Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy our newly released 2010 Hillside Chardonnay and our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc. Finish your visit on a sweet note with our 2009 Cabernet Franc Finale Doux.
At 11:30 and 1:30 we will offer a special sit down food and wine pairing hosted by Sandy Taylor including our current releases plus our inaugural and limited (49 case) production of CONCINNITY Cabernet Sauvignon. Seating is very limited; please call us at 707.255.3593 to reserve your place at our table.
Come visit us at the Sunday brunch as we will be seeing guests at the vineyard only on Saturday.
Terlato Family Vineyards
See Chimney Rock Winery above.