Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – Stags Leap Dist. AVA

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars can easily be mixed up with Stags’ Leap Winery (the only thing differentiating the two: the apostrophe, and of course the wine).

 

Stag’s Leap has definitely made its mark on the world, having won the blind-tasting portion of the Cabernet Category at the Judgement of Paris in 1976. This was an event that forever changed California and the potential of its wines and the New World as a whole. We have TIME reporter George Taber to thank for being present at the time and sharing this new found warrior with the world; Whereas if he wasn’t, the word would’ve never gotten out that California, in fact, beat Bordeaux among the other French wines, considered only the best in the world.

The winery is accessible of the Silverado Trail with a new FAY Outlook & Visitor Center, caves and stunning views that allow for more than just a couple basic tasting selections. Since the winery has a lot to offer I’d suggest a tasting with either the tour of the caves or experiencing the Cellarius Kitchen Experience by Chef Travis Westrope, most all require a reservation so do plan ahead with these guys. Most wineries in the area clearly have stunning views, Stag’s Leap is no different but truly state-of-the-art from arrival to departure. Don’t leave without a taste of my personal favorite, FAY Vineyard Cab and a large format offering that you won’t find in the market.

 

Thanks to Vic and the rest of the Stag’s Leap team! And always my assist @robertegonzalesjr

*Reservation Recommended; $$$-$$$$

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