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Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association

Meet Us at the Fence

Watch Our Cabernet Grow:
Meet Us at the Fence


For over six decades Cabernet Sauvignon has been growing in the Stags Leap District. With our cool nights and warm days weather, and our combination of loam and volcanic soils, the SLD appellation is perfectly suited for cabernet to thrive. And thrive we have! While the iconic appellation's reputation was built on the backs of our early pioneers, the region continues to leap into the future with new farming techniques, sustainable practices and engaged stewardship.

Meet Us at the Fence brings two vintners/winemakers from contiguous properties together virtually over the growing season in Napa Valley's smallest sub-appellation for an intimate inside look at what's happening in our vineyards at a given point in time and how our grapes will ultimately yield the famed, richly textured, soft tannin, hand-crafted bottles of cabernet sauvignon coveted around the globe.

May: Bloom
Watch May's Video

Chimney Rock Winery
with Elizabeth Vianna

Clos du Val
with Olav Goelet

June: Fruit Set
Watch June's Video

Steltzner Vineyards
with Allison Steltzner

Malk Family Vineyards
with Robbie Meyer

July: Veraison
Watch July's Video

Shafer Vineyards
with Doug Shafer

Ilsley Vineyards
with Ernie Ilsley

August: Ripening
Watch August's Video

Baldacci Family Vineyards
with Michael Baldacci

Cliff Lede Vineyards
with Chris Tynan

Pine Ridge Vineyards
with Josh Widaman

Coming in September

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
with Marcus Notaro

Regusci Winery
with Jim Regusci

Coming in October

Silverado Vineyards
with Russ Weis

Taylor Family Vineyards
with Sandy Taylor Carlson