For the past few years, I’ve really looked forward to attending the Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ annual event . It’s really well planned, executed, and always rewarding for everyone in the process… a day really well spent in Napa Valley. This year of 2018 was no exception.


PRESS RELEASE: Each year, member wineries of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers open their doors for this one weekend, giving visitors exclusive access to the wines, vineyards and people behind this iconic wine region. Visitors enjoy unparalleled personal, backstage access to private homes and historic wineries alike. The weekend includes exclusive dinners, private tours, barrel tastings, food pairings, music, and experiences–all set amongst the glorious vineyards and towering Palisades of the Stags Leap District. Additionally, to further support relief efforts from the recent fires last year, five percent of the proceeds from this year’s Saturday Open House tickets will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation.


I chose to attend the Vintner-Hosted Lunch and Appellation Collection Tasting. Hosted at Regusci Winery  along with District vintners. The Vineyard to Vintner weekend concludes Sunday with a vintner-hosted farm-to-table buffet lunch. Set among the sprawling ranch at Regusci Winery V2V guests also got a first “sneak peek” of the 2015 Stags Leap District Appellation Collection released in the fall. Wineries in attendance, pouring their Stags Leap District wines. (Subtitles are visits that I’ve been to in the past. Most of them are a result of this event. Those not yet visited I’m looking forward to as future visits.)

Baldacci Family Vineyards

Chimney Rock Winery

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Clos Du Val

Ilsley Vineyards 

Lindstrom Wines

  • Attended
  • Delicious salad table

Malk Family

  • Attended
  • Water station and white wine table

Odette Estate

  • Attended
  • Regusi’s gardens

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Quixote Winery

Regusci Winery 

  • Vintner-Hosted Lunch and Appellation Collection Tasting – This year
  • Sculpture at Regusci

Shafer Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards 

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Stags’ Leap Winery

Steltzner Vineyards

Taylor Family Vineyards 

This Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ walk around tasting is undoubtedly one of the most delicious wine with food events I’ve attended in Napa.

Since a picture is still worth a thousand words, I’m sharing more images.

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 the following: 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 or find the Association on, Twitter @StagsLeapAVA. #SLDV2V