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“Friendly and Informative”
Review of Stags' Leap Winery

Stags' Leap Winery
Ranked #31 of 190 things to do in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Stags' Leap Winery is truly a hidden gem in the highly acclaimed Stags Leap District. Located off a long, private road, our nineteenth-century stone winery and Victorian era Manor House are nestled against the Stags Leap Palisades east of the Silverado Trail. We invite you to make a reservation and visit this magical place with its beautiful gardens and stylish wines including the award-winning field blend, Ne Cede Malis, and opulent "The Leap" and "Audentia" Cabernet Sauvignon. We are open by appointment only and are unable to accommodate drop in guests due to traffic restrictions on our private road.
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Friendly and Informative”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Although a little hard to find a parking spot, the effort is worth it. Very friendly server, who was well informed about the wines and the history of the estate. Delicious selections; expensive, but worth it. Nice patio area and indoor area for tasting; your choice.

Visited October 2012
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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Big name big dissappointment”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Some times the big names don't try the hardest. The tasting was pricey and very limited. Go with the lesser know smaller winerys it's a much better experience.

Visited September 2012
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Edmond, OK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dont' go when it's busy...”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We went here after a wonderful experience at a different winery, and it was COMPLETELY crowded. Mostly with just people standing around milking their tasting for as long as they could. My wife and I wanted to do a flight to buy some wine, and it took 15 minutes to get someone to help us, and another 10 min to get any wine. Unfortunately, the history of this Vineyard notwithstanding, the wine was not very good. We got a couple of bottles but were disappointed with the quality of the Cabernet. This was, during a very busy visit to many wineries, the only one that seemed to have issues with helping visitors and potential club members and buyers of wine. Maybe it was just a bad day...

Visited September 2012
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Sidney, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good but not as good as Stags' Leap Winery (Down the road)”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We made a reservation at Stags' Leap Winery thinking that it was this one, which we visited first for a historical tasting and tour, and then we stopped at this Stag's Leap Wine Cellars afterwards. We are so glad that we were able to visit the first winery and I would highly recommend everyone do so as it was the highlight of our trip! The area of the mountain is known as the Stags Leap District so there are some name conflicts. Basically, it all comes down to the apostrophe -- the older winery is "Stags' Leap" while the newer winery that is more well known is "Stag's Leap" This one you can swing into and have a tasting any time. The older winery you have to make a reservation for as they only do 2 tastings a day but you also get a tour of the property, which is incredible and dates back to the late 1800s. While Stag's Leap (the newer one) was a fun quick stop, the historical tour and tasting was great and lasted about an hour and a half. I'd recommend hitting both wineries because it is fun to experience two wineries so close together, and so different.

Visited September 2012
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Our tour guide Robert made the experience. The Wine was topnotch, but the Sommelier Robert elevated our knowledge. We're so grateful for the time and tasting.

Visited August 2012
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