Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Napa Valley, US

Named after the giant geological palisades hurdled, legend tells, by a stag fleeing some hunters, Stag’s Leap’s vineyards sit in the peaks’ shadow. They are home to the region’s first Cabernet Sauvignons, and the most iconic, winning outright at the notorious ‘Judgment of Paris’ blind tasting of 1976 that pitted New World wines against the French. A more recent visitors’ centre designed by Javier Barba reflects the grandiose geology, using exposed rock exteriors, grand arches, and plenty of glass to take in the Vaca Mountains. Inside, the Caves’ lengthy underground tunnels lead to the Round Room, where one of the world’s few Foucault pendulums perpetually swings whilst, up in the open air, wine-paired picnics grant exclusive access to the FAY Lake. Reservations are essential.

Key Information

  • Opening times

    Mon – Sun: 10:00 – 16:30

  • Signature wine

    Heart of Fay, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Wines produced

    Red, Rosé, White

  • Grape varieties

    Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

  • Tasting options
  • Hidden gems

    Events venue

  • Time from airport

    50 mins from Sacramento International Airport, 1 hour from Oakland International Airport, 1 hour 30 mins from San Francisco International Airport


5766 Silverado Trail, Napa, California, 94558