Back-Stage Open Houses
Saturday Open Houses
Below are Open House descriptions for 2017's event.
Please look for 2018 updates early next year.
Baldacci Family Vineyards
Baldacci Family Vineyards is excited to extend a warm welcome to all Vineyard to Vintner guests. We will be hosting this year's open house at the family's beautiful Red Barn, ideally situated amongst the vines of our Stags Leap District property. Come by and test your appellation knowledge by trying three of our distinguished Cabernets from three different vineyards. Will you be able to identify the exquisite Stage Leap District Cabernet? Private Chef, Pete Coleman, will once again be tantalizing your taste buds with specially pair bites to enrich the flavor of our 100% Cabernet Sauvignons. Our Open House runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Swing by to relax, mingle, take photos and enjoy some wonderful Reds in our beautiful Red Barn.
Chimney Rock Winery
Chimney Rock Winery's architecture was inspired by its South African founders and is unique to the Napa Valley. We invite all V2V guests to experience a taste of the South African way of life at our Open House. We'll gather in the heart of our winemaking facility where Winemaker/ General Manager Elizabeth Vianna and Assistant Winemaker Laura Orozco will be sharing specially selected wines from both bottles and barrels. Between the hours of 12pm and 3pm, guests can enjoy authentic, themed cuisine grilled by Smoke Open Fire Cooking. Between the hours of 10:30am and 3:30pm, revel in the sounds of African and world music dance classics performed by "West African Highlife", an amazing band that features veterans of the West African music world. We look forward to sharing a piece of our history with you on Saturday, April 29th
Cliff Lede Vineyards
Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with our newest rock block Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Scarlet Love. Inspired by vineyard blocks named after Grateful Dead's "Scarlet Begonias" and Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," this beauty will seduce all who desire the voluptuous depth of classic Stags Leap District Cabernet. Passed hors d'oeuvres and wood oven pizzas will be served alongside our current release Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a special library vintage of our flagship, Poetry. Relax on the terrace in full view of the majestic Stags Leap palisades, or take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore the winery tank room. Resident DJ Jason Lede will set the mood with a rock retrospective, playing favorites from the past five decades. V2V pass holders are also welcome to join us for a tasting at our tasting room bar on Sunday.
Clos Du Val
In celebration of Vineyard to Vintner, Clos Du Val will be hosting a very special alfresco event in our idyllic olive grove on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Famed for providing one of wine country's most gracious visitor experiences, at Clos Du Val we'll be offering a day filled with delectable food and fine wine. Looking out onto our historic vineyard, guests will enjoy exploring our beautifully manicured grounds and savoring a selection of our highly anticipated new releases in the shade of our olive grove. To complement the day's wines, acclaimed Chef Natalie Niksa of La Saison will be preparing an inspired menu of hors d'oeuvres, including spring onion and green garlic tartlets, sage chicken salad with morel mushrooms and lamb flatbread, along with a selection artisan cheese and charcuterie. Located at the southern entrance of Stags Leap District, our ivy-covered winery is ideally situated for making us your first visit on an unforgettable day. (Please note that we will not be honoring V2V passes on Sunday.)
Ilsley Vineyards is a small, limited production winery that is open once a year to welcome Vineyard to Vintner guests. Join the Ilsley family as we look back on 65 years of farming in the Stags Leap District. Enjoy a sampling of Ilsley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and Seis Primas, and then discover where these fine wines begin and what makes them so special. 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 to 4:00. We will be closed to the public on Sunday. Please come by and join us on Saturday!
Please join us for a unique tasting opportunity at Lindstrom Wines, which is open to the public once a year for the V2V event. Vintners Greg and Carol Lindstrom and their family will all be there to welcome you to their stunning vineyard tasting venue overlooking the Stags Leap Palisade. Taste the critically acclaimed, limited production Lindstrom Estate Cabernets crafted by Celia Welch paired with gourmet paella by Gerard's Paella. We look forward to sharing our home and wine with you!
Malk Family Vineyards
As the smallest producer of wine in the Stags Leap District, we at Malk Family Vineyards open our home only once a year...and it's for this occasion. On Saturday, April 29th, we welcome you into our home on Silverado Trail. A truly special day for all of us, we greet old friends and new with samples of the current releases of our three 100% single varietal/single vineyard handcrafted wines. On hand to answer your questions will be Robbie Meyer, our highly acclaimed winemaker. In addition, several Malk family members will be pouring our highest rated wine to date, our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, along with our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and our 2015 Pinot Noir. Savor our Cabernet Sauvignon with a traditional South African barbecue of Boerewors (farmer's sausage), cave aged artisan cheeses with our Pinot Noir and fresh berries in season to accompany our Sauvignon Blanc. Make sure you visit us at the Saturday Open House as we will not be open on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you soon and sharing our labor of love!
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 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. See how our living roof and other green building practices reinforce our commitment to the environment and sustainability. Between 11am-2pm, 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 us in our estate gardens with Winemaker Michael Beaulac and Assistant Winemaker Mike Conversano while listening to live music and enjoying breathtaking views of the Stags Leap District Palisades. Winery Chef Susan Lassalette will prepare delicious bites artfully paired with some of our most exclusive wines, including the highly acclaimed 2013 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon and our single-vineyard Stags Leap District Chardonnay, 2015 Le Petit Clos. Visitors will also enjoy a sneak peek of our 2015 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 is opening its doors to the true fans of the Stags Leap District. Our whimsical and mysteriously hidden winery will delight visitors for a unique blend of art, architecture, nature and beautifully crafted wines. We make our 2,000 cases exclusively from our 27 acre estate vineyard, tucked away just off the Silverado Trail in a serene valley shared with Shafer and Stags Leap Winery. Our Petite Syrah will set the stage for a day of food, wine and fun. Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Syrah will be paired with delicious wood fired flat-breads from FireVine. Local Napa guitarist Brian Cline will be playing a mix of upbeat and soulful songs for all to enjoy. Come by for a quick taste or kick your feet up and relax. Be warned, once you are here, you might not want to leave.
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 Silverado Vineyards and in full force at the property on Sunday. We hope to mingle and meet you there.
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 2014 One Point Five, which is a newly released wine, and 2008 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 2015 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, 2014 Merlot and 2014 One Point Five. Our other wines are sold out; likewise because of the extremely limited amount of 2008 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 is excited to participate in 2017 Vineyards to Vintner Open House. Please join us for an afternoon at the winery on the Fountain Terrace. Located just outside the original tasting room, the Fountain Terrace overlooks Diane's Garden and the majestic Vaca Mountain Range. Rarely open to the public, our Fountain Terrace will be adorned with tables and bistro umbrellas for our guests to relax and enjoy the sounds of local guitarist, Isaac Carter while taking in the warm spring sunshine while sipping on some Silverado wines.
Guests will have the opportunity to try our current release wines as well as limited release SLD Cabernets paired with local cheese, charcuterie, breads and sweets. Although reservations are not required for our open house we would love to know you are coming. Drop us a line at email@example.com or call us at 707.259.6643.
We will have a limited (eight) number of spaces available at 10:30am and 12:00pm for a barrel tasting of our Flagship wine SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon with Winemaker Jon Emmerich. Reservations are required for this experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 707.259.6643.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
We look forward to welcoming V2V guests to our scenic FAY Lake for an afternoon of Mediterranean-inspired merriment. We recently replanted the area around the lake with native plants and you will be among an exclusive group to experience this beautiful, private part of the estate while tasting a selection of our iconic wines. While our Open House runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, we will also have a gourmet pizza oven and live music from 12 noon to 3 pm. We look forward to enjoying a day at FAY Lake with you!
We will extend a complimentary tasting for V2V pass-holders on Sunday, April 30th.
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. Rarely open to the public, the historic Manor House porch will be yours for the afternoon to enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas and delectable hors d'oeuvres alongside these exceptional wines. Special V2V pricing will be extended to guests as well as custom bottle etching. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!
Steltzner Vineyards welcomes V2V guests to join us poolside at our vineyard estate tucked below the Stags Leap District Palisades. Taste our newest release of 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. We will also be pouring our 2013 Pool Block and 2013 Martini Clone Cabernet Sauvignons. Meet our founder Richard Steltzner, winemaker Bob Pepi and the rest of the crew while immersing yourself in all things Stags Leap District. Live fire cooking with Chef Gio with steaks on the plancha and seasonally inspired salads. We look forward to spending some time with you Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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 deck and in our newly constructed "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'ouerves like our "grown up" grilled cheese sandwich bites, ceviche, blue cheese and steak crostini, and many more. We will be pouring our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and multiple Cabernet Sauvignons, including a Stags Leap District Reserve Cabernet from our library. We look forward to seeing you!
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