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Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association

Iconic Appellation

World renowned for our Cabernet Sauvignons and the region's breathtaking beauty, explore our legendary wines, discover our history and plan your next visit.

Comprised of only 2,700 acres, with approximately 1,200 planted, the Stags Leap District is known worldwide for its Cabernet Sauvignon. In fact, the District is comprised of over 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and upwards of 90% with red Bordeaux blending varietals included. Benefiting from cool Pacific breezes, long, dry summer days and unique volcanic soils with overlays of bale loam, the Stags Leap District produces wines critically acclaimed for their power and grace, lush fruit and soft tannins with complex layers of flavor.


American Viticultural Area

“Driving the easy curves of the Silverado Trail, motorists watch the Leap flow by in striking images of vineyards among wooded knolls surmounted by high granite crags.”

— Rod Smith, Power and Grace, Wine Country Living