Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association

Digging Deeper

Vineyard Walks/Seminars/Tastings

Guests will choose from four informative morning sessions to dig deeper into our famed history and the role or our terroir: the people, the place and the wines. Each venue will be limited to 50 guests.

Packages & Purchase

Hosted by Baldacci Family Vineyards

Details to come.

Limited to 50 guests · 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Hosted by Clos Du Val

Stags Leap District Then & Now: Are We Still Farming the Same Valley?
A Look Back at Viticulture Practices for the Last 45 Years and Where We Go from Here to Sustain a Fruitful Valley

Join us as we take a look back in time at the farming practices of the past compared to those of today and what we expect moving forward. Viticulture across the industry has evolved to include more sustainable practices, organic farming and new strategies to create beautiful wines while preserving the integrity of our land. We face different issues than those of the past, including how to best manage climate change. Join founding Clos Du Val Winemaker Bernard Portet and President and master grape grower, Jon Mark Chappellet as they engage in an active conversation and vertical wine tasting showing the then and now.

Limited to 50 guests · 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Hosted by Ilsley Vineyards

Details to come.

Limited to 50 guests · 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Hosted by Pine Ridge Vineyards and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Digging Deeper in the Vineyards with Pine Ridge Vineyards and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars at Pine Ridge Vineyards

Join us for an adventure and opportunity to dig deep and explore the climate, geology, soils, and vineyards of the renowned Stags Leap District. Guests will learn what makes this specific place on earth so extraordinary for producing wine. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Winemaker Marcus Notaro, Pine Ridge Vineyards Winemaker Michael Beaulac, Vineyard Manager Gustavo Aviña, and geologist Ed Bortugno will lead the group in a discussion about the climate, soils, precise farming, and clonal selections each employs to produce high quality wines, all while sipping the wine grown right here.

Guests will be greeted with coffee and pastries before embarking on a 90-minute tour with tastings of the Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignons from each winery. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020, will present FAY Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Pine Ridge Vineyards will present its acclaimed Fortis Cabernet Sauvignon.

Limited to 50 guests · 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM