• Share this on Facebook | Twitter

Stags Leap Wine Country

Stags Leap wineries are known for producing more restrained Cabernet Sauvignon than their warmer neighbors to the north. In 1976, Warren Winiarski’s Stags Leap Cellars won the Paris Blind Tasting. Probably no other event catapulted Stags Leap Wineries to international fame as this remarkable tasting.

Stags Leap Wine is produced in a moderate climate. A row of hills along the western border acts as a funnel that draws wind up from the San Pablo Bay. This cools the region and increases acidity in grapes. At the same time, most Stags Leap vineyards are on western facing slopes and exposed to late afternoon sunshine. This ensures ripe fruit and developed tannins. A quality characteristic of Stags Leap Wine Country.

Stags Leap Wineries’ volcanic terrain is a major reason why Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is known as, “an iron fist in a velvet glove.” The nuanced characteristics of local Cab has done much to establish Stags Leap’s reputation for fine wine production, and terrain has a lot to do with this.

Stags Leap Wine Country gets name from a stag leaping off of the palisades to escape a hunting party. Because of its favorable climate and soils, the region has historically been a magnet for quality-minded winemakers.

Popular Stags Leap Wineries

Popular Wine Tours

Related Articles

Be the first to comment on Stags Leap

You must login to comment.

  • Share this on Facebook | Twitter