Give The Ultimate Gift for Cabernet Enthusiasts: Tickets Now Available for Stags Leap District Winegrowers' Vineyard to Vintner Weekend
December 02, 2019
An unrivaled opportunity to explore one of Napa Valley’s most distinctive sub-appellations, Stags Leap District Winegrowers today released tickets to its annual Vineyard to Vintner event, taking place Friday through Sunday, April 24 to 26, 2020. Along with exemplary wines, world-class dining and immersive education, the highlight of the exclusive weekend is the chance for guests to connect with the owners and winemakers of 17 renowned wineries while they explore the historic area.
“This is a consummate gift for wine enthusiasts, and a chance to take a passion for wine to the next level,” said Nancy Bialek, Executive Director of Stags Leap District Winegrowers. “Over the course of the weekend, guests will sample rare library selections, preview new releases, and learn first-hand from the principals, proprietors, winegrowers and winemakers who craft these incredible wines. There’s no other event that provides this type of one-on-one experience.”
Famed for its Cabernet Sauvignon, the Stags Leap District is a historic appellation within the Napa Valley, with records of winegrowing going back to the 1800s. In 1989, the region became the first official AVA (American Viticultural Area) based on the uniqueness of the soils. Situated between the Vaca Mountains on the East and the Napa River on the West, the region, straddling the Silverado Trail, is barely one mile wide and three miles long and comprises just 2,700 acres. The wines have an international reputation for quality and are critically acclaimed for their distinctive style reflected simultaneously in their power and grace.
Representing the region at various events are: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Odette Estate, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Quixote Winery, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Stags' Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, and Taylor Family Vineyards.
Vineyard to Vintner Weekend Activities:
Library Wine Dinners: Friday, April 24 // 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Setting the tone for the weekend, the lavish vintner-hosted dinners feature legendary wines, exceptional menus from some of the area’s top chefs and the chance to create memories with the personalities behind the wineries. Guests can choose from intimate dinners at Chimney Rock Winery (with cohosts Shafer Vineyards and Quixote Winery); Regusci Winery (with cohosts Lindstrom Wines and Stags' Leap Winery); Silverado Vineyards (with cohosts Cliff Lede Vineyards, Steltzner Vineyards and Ilsley Vineyards); Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (with cohosts Pine Ridge Vineyards, Malk Family Vineyards and Baldacci Family Vineyards); and Taylor Family Vineyards (with cohosts Odette Estate Winery and Clos Du Val). Each dinner is limited to only 40 guests.
Digging Deeper: Vineyard Walks, Seminars and Tastings: Saturday, April 25 // 10: 30AM - 12:30PM
Four captivating morning seminars combine education and hospitality, providing a chance to learn more about the region’s famed history and terroir. Limited to 50 guests each for an intimate experience. Programs include, Digging WAY Deeper at Baldacci Family Vineyards; Stags Leap District Then & Now: Are We Still Farming the Same Valley? at Clos du Val; The Clones that Shaped the Stags Leap District at Ilsley Vineyards; and Digging Deeper in the Vineyards with Pine Ridge Vineyards and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars at Pine Ridge Vineyards.
Vintner-Hosted Luncheon and 2017 Appellation Collection Preview: Saturday, April 25 // 12:30PM - 3:00PM
Offering unmatched access to winemakers, owners and principals of 17 District wineries, the festive luncheon and tasting gathers vintners and guests for a strolling buffet and sneak peek of the 2017 Appellation Collection, to be released in October 2020. The legendary Palisades set the backdrop for an extraordinary afternoon.
Savor SLD: Winery Experiences: Sunday, April 26 // 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Continue the exploration of the District’s wines by spending a day on a self-guided tour with more than a dozen experiences, including visitation at some wineries not open to the public. Guest can choose from among exclusive tasting at Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Quixote Winery, Regusci Winery, Silverado Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags’ Leap Winery and Steltzner Vineyards.
Tickets and Additional Information:
Tickets are now available at http://www.stagsleapdistrict.com/V2V. The Friday through Saturday experience (April 24-26, 2020) is $895 per person, which includes all of the Vineyard to Vintner dinners, tastings, seminars and events. Sunday-only passes, which allow entry to the Savor SLD experiences, are $350 per person. Visit http://www.stagsleapdistrict.com/V2V for complete details.
About Stags Leap District Winegrowers
The Stags Leap District Winegrowers is a non-profit association of vintners and growers united by the mission of enhancing the reputation of the appellation and its wines and sharing its quality with the wine-loving world. The SLDWA is comprised of 17 wineries and 10 grower members. Wineries include: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Odette Estate Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Quixote Winery, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags’ Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, and Taylor Family Vineyards. To learn more about the Stags Leap District, please visit stagsleapdistrict.com.