About the stags leap wine cellars

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Warren Winiarski founded Stags Leap Wine Cellars in 1972. It was one of the first Post-Prohibition wineries in the then relatively unknown Stags Leap District.

 In Polish, Winiarski means “winemaker’s son”. So it seems that he was predetermined to produce wine. But it took more than just a fitting last name for him to rise to prominence. Winiarski apprenticed with winemaking legend Andre Tchelistcheff to learn the secrets of producing outstanding Cab.

His skills were on display at the 1976 Paris Tasting, where his 1973 Cask 23 bested some of Bordeaux’ finest. Winiarski was instrumental in bringing international fame to the viticultural area. Largely because of his efforts, Stags Leap is currently regarded as one of the premiere Cab regions in the world.

About the stags leap wine cellars

The winery currently makes several red and white wines, including a few single-vineyard examples. Their tasting room offers some great flights of wines in different price ranges. The beautiful scenery and friendly staff makes this one of my favorite destinations in the Napa Valley. They are currently constructing a new visitor center.