Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

Napa, USA

Founded in 1970, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has become a legendary winery in Napa Valley. The winery gained international recognition after its Cabernet Sauvignon emerged as the winner in the historic 1976 Judgment of Paris, a blind tasting competition that pitted California wines against esteemed French counterparts. As a Napa Valley first-growth estate, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has a rich history of producing exceptional wines that embody the essence of classic beauty. Their winemaking philosophy revolves around achieving a delicate balance of ripeness and restraint, resulting in wines with complexity, harmony, and remarkable longevity. Often described as having “an iron fist in a velvet glove,” their wines showcase the meticulous attention to detail exhibited by their dedicated team, who are among the world’s best and most committed wine producers. Moreover, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is deeply committed to sustainable practices, both in their winery and vineyards, reflecting their unwavering dedication to preserving the environment.

The 1976 Paris tasting, also known as the Judgment of Paris, marked a groundbreaking moment in the world of wine. It had a profound impact on the industry, as the victory of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon over renowned French wines challenged the long-standing belief in the superiority of Old World wines. Barbara Ensrud of the Wall Street Journal aptly described the tasting as a “vinous shot heard round the world.” This historic event solidified Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ reputation as a trailblazer and catapulted Napa Valley into the international spotlight as a premier wine-producing region. With their exceptional wines and unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars continues to be a beacon of excellence, carrying forward their legacy of producing wines that embody the timeless beauty of Napa Valley.

Year          1970

Country    USA

Address    5766 Silverado Trail Napa



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Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

Buyers, distributors, business partners and even travelers are more eager to contact awarded wineries to buy their wines and visit the winery. 

The certificate displays wineries name and relevant year, it can be shared on website, social media or used for promotional purposes. It is also possible to receive the framed version by post. 

Contact us to find out how you can qualify today!