Stags' Leap Winery
6150 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, USA
Win(e)d Down at Napa's Stags' Leap In celebration of recent renovations to its property, Stags' Leap Winery will introduce three new experiences to its on-site wine tasting program. Winemaker and General Manager, Christophe Paubert, curated these three new additions with the specific intention of highlighting the grounds' Manor House -- an emblem of Stags' Leap rich and varied history, and the headlining act of the properties' newest transition. First constructed in 1890, the mansion, which boasts ornamental architecture and a wrap-around porch traditional to the Victorian era, was originally used as a private residence. Then, during prohibition, it assumed its new identity as a hotel and speakeasy, until its final transition to a winery that has since been considered the hidden gem of Stags' Leap Palisades, revered for its incomparable petite sirah. Try this, as well as several other of the estate's labels, on one of these three new programs, which will become available in the Fall. The first option is the Heritage Library Tasting, which is set in the upstairs bedroom of the Manor House, amongst photo albums, antiques, and historic collectibles, to give visitors both the history and the experience of Stags' Leap winemaking. Or, sign up for the Winemaker's Apothecary Garden Experience, taking place in a breathtaking outdoor garden revitalized recently by well-known landscape designer Jonathan Plant. Its setting provides guests the opportunity to stroll the grounds and pick up on all of the aromas that become key elements in Stag Leaps' wine making process. Lastly, you may opt for the Ne Cede Malis Vineyard Tour, which focuses on the most important part of any wine: the grape. The tour is conducted in the estate's oldest vineyard, where guests can marvel at the ancient vineyard block, tipsy, perhaps from the focused tasting of the famed Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah and a vertical of Audentia.