“The distinct terroir and quality-obsessed wine producers in our tiny, tight-knit Stags Leap District neighborhood are the reason our Cabernet Sauvignons are world-class,” said Nancy Bialek, Executive Director of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association.
NAPA, Calif. (PRWEB) February 28, 2023
The annual signature event for the Stags Leap District Winegrowers, Vineyard to Vintner, returns in 2023. This event will bring wine enthusiasts and collectors together with vintners, winemakers, and principals for an exclusive weekend of limited wines, fine dining, and immersive experiences.
“The distinct terroir and quality-obsessed wine producers in our tiny, tight-knit Stags Leap District neighborhood are the reason our Cabernet Sauvignons are world-class,” said Nancy Bialek, Executive Director of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association. “Vineyard to Vintner is an extraordinary experience that showcases the appellation in all its glory.”
Award-winning chefs from Charter Oak, Southside Napa, Moss & Vine, Bottega and La Toque will prepare seasonally inspired dinners and multi-course feasts to pair with an illustrious portfolio of Stags Leap District wines. Each evening dinner, hosted by vintners and winemakers, is limited to 40 guests.
Morgan and Irma Robinson of Southside Napa will be preparing a Live Fire Under the Palisades at Steltzner Vineyards, a wood-fired meal over barrel staves, with a sunset toast and many cellar treasures. At the historic Manor House at Stags’ Leap Winery, a four-course dinner will pair with library selections from Stags’ Leap, Regusci Winery and Shafer Vineyards.
At Pine Ridge, the underground caves will serve as the setting for a stellar multi-course meal from La Toque Chef Ken Frank before guests are invited to stargaze from the patio. At Cliff Lede, Meadowood alums Juan Carlos and Victoria Acosta of Moss & Vine will cook for an evening of classic wines and classic rock, while Chimney Rock hosts the birth of the vintage 2023 growing season alongside their neighbors Baldacci Family Vineyards and Malk Family Vineyards, with three-star Michelin Chef Christopher Kostow's team presiding over the evening’s menu.
During this unparalleled three-day weekend, the vintners and winemakers will break bread with guests and pour wine beneath the majestic scenery of the volcanic Palisades. Vineyard to Vintner is limited to 200 guests only, giving the weekend a magical, backstage-pass sense of intimacy.
The 2023 Vineyard to Vintner schedule includes:
Friday, April 28th – Vintner-Hosted Library Wine Dinners
Guests will choose from five venues for an intimate evening of Vintner and Winemaker co-hosted, chef-inspired, wine pairing dinners, all with rare and limited library wines selected from deep within each vintner’s cellar.
Saturday, April 29th – Digging Deeper
Vintner-hosted sessions at four venues will take guests deeper into the vineyards, famed history, and terroir of the Stags Leap District, each with a selection of legendary wines.
Saturday, April 29th – Grand Vintner-Hosted Lunch and Tasting
Hosted at Regusci Winery, with its extensive organic garden, this event will bring all the Stags Leap District Vintners and Winemakers together at one estate to showcase their remarkable wines. Guests will enjoy multiple live fire cooking stations for a strolling gourmet lunch prepared by award-winning Chef Stephen Barber of Farmstead Restaurant at Long Meadow Ranch. A selection of delectable Woodhouse Chocolates will be at hand to top the afternoon off!
Sunday, April 30th – Savor Sunday: Vintner-Hosted Winery Experiences
Guests will savor nibbles and special wines throughout the day by selecting four curated and private experiences from a full slate of ten wine events located throughout the District. This includes unparalleled access for a Napa Valley experience that is not available to the public.
A celebration of the people and wines of this iconic American appellation, the Vineyard to Vintner weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, April 28 to 30, 2023. The full weekend experience is $1,250/person and limited to 200 guests. For more information visit http://www.stagsleapdistrict.com/V2V.
About Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association
The Stags Leap District Winegrowers is a non-profit association of vintners and growers whose mission is to work together to grow the reputation of the appellation and its Cabernet Sauvignon and share its quality with the wine-loving world. Through public outreach, trade events and community partnerships, the organization aims always to improve understanding of the Stags Leap District and its world-class wines. The SLDWA is comprised of 16 wineries and 9 grower members. The wineries include Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos du Val, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, 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.